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Cold Weather Compliance Training

2023 Ice Training Date:

February 2, 2023 8am-5pm

Class is limited to 20 participants (RSRC members have priority), so sign up as soon as dates are scheduled. 

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Course teaches the basic skills required to properly plan for, respond to, and clean up oil/petroleum products spills in the most adverse weather conditions– cold weather environments.

Emphasis is placed on cold weather personal protective clothing, response strategies and techniques to be utilized in the proper selection of response equipment and manpower for oil spill containment, recovery, and cleanup in snow and ice environments.

The course will include both classroom instruction and hands-on ice and snow field exercises. Field exercises include various ice slotting techniques, surface removal techniques, and cold weather decontamination procedures.


Course Contents:

Cold and Frozen Water Oil Spills 
Cold Weather Oil Spill Response PPE
Ice Characteristics
Source Containment Techniques
Moving Ice – Spill Response Containment
In situ Burning – Ice and Snow Applications
Surface and Subsurface Oil Removal
Spill Trajectory Analysis – Ice and Snow
Decontamination – Cold Weather Operation

Field Exercises:

Ice Slotting Exercises 
Ice/Snow Decontamination
Surface Removal Techniques (Skimmers, Augers, Chainsaws


2023 Training is scheduled for February 2, 2023


Lake Rebecca, Hastings MN



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