COULSON GROUP OF COMPANIES

 

  CHEMICAL SPILL AND FIRE

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

 

Port Alberni

British Columbia

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

•  Reporting Structure

•  Spill Response Procedures

•  Roles and Responsibilities

•  Alerting and Notification

•  Site Plan

•  Internal Emergency Response Personnel Phone Numbers

•  External Emergency Phone Numbers

•  Non-Emergency Phone Numbers

•  Emergency Response Report

•  Spill Cleanup and Waste Disposal Companies

•  Appendices – Chemical Information Sheets

•  Ardrox 185L

•  Ardrox 2302

•  Ensolv

•  Hydrochloric Acid

•  Hydrofluoric Acid

•  Solvent

•  Sulfuric Acid

•  Varsol

 

 

1. Reporting Structure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



* see Section 3 - Definitions for more details on positions

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2. Spill Response Procedures

 

Select the appropriate procedure colour based on the material spilled

 

 

1- Acids

Examples: Hydrofluoric Acid, Sulphuric Acid   

 

 

2- Acidic Powders

Examples: Cupric Sulphate, Chromium Trioxide   

 

 

3- Flammables

Examples: Toluene, Fuels, Oils   

 

 

4- Paints and Solvents

Examples: Ardrox 185, Regular Paint, Waste Paint   

 

 

5- Fire

 

 

 

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1- ACIDS - SPILL FIRST RESPONSE

PPE
Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Goggles, Boots, Gloves, Protective Suit
  HCl, H 2 SO 4 Neoprene, butyl, natural rubber, Viton and PVC
  HF Neoprene and PVC are recommended – not simple rubber.

 

1. ASSESS AND NOTIFY

•  Assess the situation to determine if the spill can be handled by Coulson, or if additional help is required.

•   If required, Dial 911, dial 9 first for an outside line  
•  Advise On-Scene Response Coordinator of the location, type, quantity, and extent of spill

•  Determine if the spill is reportable

2. ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL PERSONNEL

•  Inform personnel in the immediate area and instruct them to contact a supervisor

•  Eliminate all sources of ignition

•  Evacuate personnel from area and stay upwind or away from vapours

•  Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment

•  Apply HF Antidote Gel containing calcium gluconate for HF spills on skin .
•  Refer to product MSDS for pertinent information on the product spilled

3. STOP PRODUCT FLOW

•  Identify the source of the spill (consult MSDS for additional information)

•  Stop the source of the spill by creating a perimeter of sodium bicarbonate around the spill. This neutralizer can be applied to all acid spills

•  STAY UPWIND OR AWAY FROM NEUTRALIZATION PROCESS

•  REACTION CAN PRODUCE DANGEROUS GASSES

•  WEAR SCBA BREATHING APARATUS WHEN WORKING WITH ACIDS

4. CONTAIN THE SPILL

•  Provide sufficient barrier of neutralizer
•
 Cover all storm drains if acid flows outside of the building

•  AVOID ALL CONTACT WITH WATER

•  Avoid contact with combustible materials

5. CLEAN UP AND RECOVER THE SPILLED MATERIAL

•  Mix neutralizer into acid inward from the barrier into the middle of the spill

•  Test the pH of the mixture with pH paper

•  If pH is not between 5 and 9, add more neutralizer

•  Once neutralized scoop material into disposal container – polyethylene is best.

6. COLLECT SPILL RESPONSE EQUIPMENT

•  Collect and package used spill response equipment

•  Label the packaged equipment with the date, contents, and name of person packing the equipment

7. PREPARE AN INCIDENT REPORT

•  Complete a spill report and keep notes of all events

•  Identify causes and recommended actions to minimize future incidents

 

2- ACIDIC POWDERS - SPILL FIRST RESPONSE

PPE Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Goggles, Boots, Gloves, Protective Suit

1. ASSESS AND NOTIFY

•  Assess the situation to determine if the spill can be handled by Coulson, or if additional help is required.

•  If required, Dial 911, dial 9 first for an outside line

•  Advise On-Scene Response Coordinator of the location, type, quantity, and extent of spill

•  Determine if the spill is reportable

2. ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL PERSONNEL

•  Inform personnel in the immediate area and instruct them to contact a supervisor

•  Eliminate all sources of ignition

•  Do not touch material

•  Evacuate personnel from area and avoid inhalation of dust

•  Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
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 Refer to product MSDS for pertinent information on the product spilled

3. CONTAIN THE SPILL

•  Cover all storm drains if acid flows outside of the building

•  Avoid contact with combustible materials

4. CLEAN UP AND RECOVER THE SPILLED MATERIAL

•  SWEEP POWDER INTO CONTAINER WITHOUT RAISING DUST

•  Rinse swept area with water

•  Scoop material into disposal container – polyethylene is best

•  Some powders may produce slippery conditions

5. COLLECT SPILL RESPONSE EQUIPMENT

•  Collect and package used spill response equipment

•  Label the packaged equipment with the date, contents, and name of person packing the equipment

6. PREPARE AN INCIDENT REPORT

•  Complete a spill report and keep notes of all events

•  Identify causes and recommended actions to minimize future incidents

  3- FLAMMABLES - SPILL FIRST RESPONSE

PPE Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Goggles, Boots, Gloves, Protective Suit

1. ASSESS AND NOTIFY

•  Assess the situation to determine if the spill can be handled by Coulson, or if additional help is required.

•  If required, Dial 911, dial 9 first for an outside line  

•  Advise On-Scene Response Coordinator of the location, type, quantity, and extent of spill

•  Determine if the spill is reportable

2. ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL PERSONNEL

•  Inform all personnel in the immediate area and instruct them to contact a supervisor

•  Eliminate all sources of ignition

•  Evacuate personnel from area

•  Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment

•  Refer to product MSDS for pertinent information on the product spilled

3. STOP PRODUCT FLOW

•  Identify the source of the spill

•  Stop the source of the spill using absorbent spill response equipment

4. CONTAIN THE SPILL

•  Create dyke with absorbent materials

•  Cover all storm drains that might receive spilled material

•  If the product has entered a drainage ditch deploy booms or appropriate products

•  Avoid contact with combustible materials

5. CLEAN UP AND RECOVER THE SPILLED MATERIAL

•  Pump all free liquids to a containment vessel

•  Use spill pads or other adsorbents as required

6. COLLECT SPILL RESPONSE EQUIPMENT

•  Collect and package used spill response equipment

•  Label the packaged equipment with the date, contents, and name of person packing the equipment

7. PREPARE AN INCIDENT REPORT

•  Complete a spill report and keep notes of all events

•  Identify causes and recommended actions to minimize future incidents
 

4- PAINTS AND SOLVENTS - SPILL FIRST RESPONSE

PPE
Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Goggles, Boots, Gloves, Protective Suit
  Ardrox nitrile, Neoprene, latex, Silvershield OK with caustic
  Ensolve Viton or Silvershield
  Varsol nitrile or Viton

1. ASSESS AND NOTIFY

•  Assess the situation to determine if the spill can be handled by Coulson, or if additional help is required

•  If required, Dial 911, dial 9 first for an outside line  

•  Advise On-Scene Response Coordinator of the location, type, quantity, and extent of spill

•  Determine if the spill is reportable

2. ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL PERSONNEL

•  Inform all personnel in the immediate area and instruct them to contact a supervisor

•  Eliminate all sources of ignition and evacuate personnel from area

•  Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment

•  Refer to product MSDS for pertinent information on the product spilled

•  SOLVENTS MAY HAVE HIGH pH LEVELS (i.e., ARDROX 185) CHECK MSDS

•  Stay upwind or away from spill vapours. Ventilate area if possible

3. STOP PRODUCT FLOW

•  Identify the source of the spill

•  Stop the source of the spill if safe to do so

4. CONTAIN THE SPILL

•  Cover all storm drains that might receive spilled material

•  Spills of solvent in the Cleaning Room will flow into the room's sump system

•  Avoid contact with combustible materials

5. CLEAN UP AND RECOVER THE SPILLED MATERIAL

IF SOLVENT HAS A MILD pH (5 to 9):

•  Pump all free liquids to a containment vessel

•  Use absorbents as required

IF THE SOLVENT IS AN ACID / BASE:

•  Mix neutralizer inward from the barrier into the middle of the spill

•  Test the pH of the mixture with pH paper

•  If pH is not between 5 and 9, add more neutralizer

•  Once neutralized scoop material into disposal container

6. COLLECT SPILL RESPONSE EQUIPMENT

•  Collect and package used spill response equipment

•  Label the packaged equipment with the date, contents, name of person packing the equipment and name of the person who used the equipment

7. PREPARE AN INCIDENT REPORT

•  Complete a spill report and keep notes of all events

  5- FIRE - FIRST RESPONSE

1. PULL FIRE ALARM

2. ATTEND TO INJURED PERSONNEL

•  ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL PERSONNEL
•  If safe to do so, extinguish the fire

•  ENSURE APPROPRIATE FIRE RETARDANT IS USED DEPENDING ON THE SUBSTANCE OF CONCERN

•  Do not smoke or use equipment that may spark near spills of flammable material

3. ASSESS AND NOTIFY

•  If the fire cannot be extinguished using available equipment, immediately call 911 , dial 9 for an outside line

•  Contact the Supervisor and On-Scene Coordinator to obtain assistance

•  Initiate appropriate internal/external notification as required

4. EVACUATE, IF NECESSARY

•  If it is safe to do so, personnel are to shut off all control power on their equipment

•  Proceed in an orderly fashion to the designated primary or secondary assembly area

•  Ensure all personnel are accounted for

•  Advise the firefighters of circumstances and the quantity and location of products on site. Provide a site plan and MSDS

•  Secure the site from unauthorized personnel

5. IF SAFE TO DO SO

•  Dyke contaminated run off and fire fighting waters

•  Initiate clean-up and recovery procedures

•  Protect fuel storage, acetylene and propane cylinders, paint totes and chemicals from fire

6. PREPARE AN INCIDENT REPORT

•  Keep notes of all events

•  Complete a fire report

•  Identify causes and recommended action to minimize future incidents

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 3. Roles and Responsibilities

First Observer

The first observer notices the spill or fire and reports the occurrence directly to the On-Scene Response Coordinator.

Supervisor

The Supervisor immediately implements “ Spill Response Procedures ” for emergencies as provided in Section 2. Alternatively, the supervisor contacts the On-Scene Response Coordinator .

On-Scene Response Coordinator (Mitchell, Whitticase or Moyles)

This person is in charge of all On-Site activities at the spill/fire scene including “ Spill Response Procedures ”, and reports all activities to the Public Relations Representative.

On-Site Response Team

The team consists of trained spill response personnel at Coulson, or if needed, an external emergency response team. The team may be called upon by the On-Scene Response Coordinator to aid in a spill response or cleanup emergency.

Public Relations Representative

The Public Relations Representative handles all communication with the press and news media. No other personnel are permitted to make statements to the public. All statements to the public should be logged. Broadcast or published material should be monitored for accuracy and currency of information to determine if updates are required. The Public Relations Representative should discuss with senior management any information that is to be provided to the media. The media should be provided with factual, non-speculative current information.

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4. Alerting and Notification

The chart below indicates who to contact at each level of emergency.

Level of Emergency

Contacts

Level I

Key personnel within Coulson:

  • Supervisor or On-Scene Response Coordinator
  • Alternate On-Scene Coordinator
  • Management Response Coordinator

Level II

Level I contacts plus:

  • 911 Ambulance and Fire
  • Provincial Emergency Program (PEP)
  • BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection (BCMWLAP)
  • City of Port Alberni
  • Coulson's Corporate Environmental Coordinator

 

Level III

Level I contacts plus:

  • 911 Ambulance and Fire
  • Provincial Emergency Program (PEP)
  • BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection (BCMWLAP)
  • City of Port Alberni
  • Coulson's Corporate Environmental Coordinator
  • Workers' Compensation Board
  • Clean-up contractors, e.g., CEDA or HAZCO

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6. Internal Emergency Response Personnel Phone Numbers

Alternate Management
Response Coordinator

Wayne Darlington, QA Manager
Office: 250-724-7631
Home: 250-723-2747
Cell: 250-720-7528

Alternate Management
Response Coordinator

Britton Coulson, Base Manager
Office: 250-724-7634
Home: 250-724-5284
Cell: 250-720-5728

Alternate Management
Response Coordinator
Roy Copeland, DOM
Cell: 250-720-7731

Public Relations Coordinator
Susan Merivirta, Chief Financial Officer

Office: 250-723-8118
Home: 250-724-4751
Cell: 250-714-2717

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7. External Emergency Phone Numbers

Fire or Spill Emergencies
Fire/Ambulance/Police
911
 

Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) (24 hours)

1-800-663-3456
   
Government Agencies Poison Control Centre (Emergency)
1-800-567-8911
  Port Alberni Hospital
723-2135
  B.C. Gas - Leaks and Emergencies
1-800-663-9911
  B.C. Hydro (24 Hours)
1-888-769-3766
  B.C. Environment
1-800-663-3456
 

Environment Canada
(Emergency - Oil or Chemical Spills)

604-666-6664
  Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Emergency) 1-800-465-4336
  CANUTEC (Canadian Transport Emergency) 1-613-996-6666
 
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 8. Non-Emergency Phone Numbers

 

Non-Emergency Government Agencies

Port Alberni Police

723-2424
  Fire Department 724-1351
  Ambulance Service British Columbia ( Victoria ) 250- 953-3298
  BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection 758-3951
  Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) 604-586-4390
  Environment Canada (General) 604-664-9100
  Department of Fisheries and Oceans (General) 604-666-3545
Other Non-Emergency Numbers Security Firm (24Hr Dispatch) 250-723-4588
  Worker's Compensation Board (Day) 1 888 621-SAFE
  Worker's Compensation Board(Nights and Weekends) 1 866 WCB-HELP
Contractors and Equipment Suppliers Spill Clean-up Contractors See Section 9

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•  9. Emergency Response Report

If more space is required, please attach a separate sheet showing the point # and the additional comments.

1. Report Date:

Report Made By:

(name and title)

 

 

2. Incident Date and Time:

 

 

3. Emergency Reported By:

Date and Time:

 

 

4. Emergency Type: (circle one )

 
Spill

Fire
Other (Specify)

5. Exact Location of Emergency:

(please supplement with drawing and photographs )

 

 

6. Duration of Emergency:

 

7. Material Released: (attach MSDS)

 

 

8. Estimate Quantity Released:

 

9. Estimate Quantity Recovered:

 

10. Recovery Method:

 

11. Most Probable Cause of Emergency:

(include key events leading to the incident, equipment, materials, people involved)

 

 

12. Response Action:

(include pictures or drawings, if necessary)

 

13. On-Scene Response Coordinator:

 

14. Method of Disposal/Storage: (be specific for all materials)

 
15. Receiving Environment Assessment: (e.g., to ground, fresh/salt water, be specific)

Location Inspection
16. Agencies Notified: (e.g., government, consultant, contractor) Agency Name: Contact Name: Time and Date


17. Agencies - Incoming Calls

Agency: Description: Contact Name: Time & Date

 

 

19. Required Follow Up Actions:

 

 

 

21. Meteorology: (e.g., wind, precipitation, sky, at the time of the incident)

 

 

 

26. Recommendations to Prevent Recurrence: (specify what, by whom, and completion date)

 

 

Signatures:

______________________________   

(Investigator)

 

______________________________

(Production Manager)
 

Reportable Spills

Material

Regulatory Reportable Spill


Acids
Diesel/Gasoline
Propane
Other Petroleum Products
Flammable Paints


5 litres
100 litres
10 kg
100 litres
100 litres

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  10.0 Spill Cleanup & Waste Disposal Companies

Vancouver Island Companies:

HAZCO ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LTD.
Office Tel
800-667-0444
SAFETY-KLEEN LTD. Office Tel (250) 746-6246
HEATHERINGTON INDUSTRIES Office Tel (250) 724-5112

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11. Appendices – Chemical Information Sheets


These information sheets are here to provide quick, clear information regarding the properties of specific chemicals in use at Coulson.  This information should be updated whenever the MSDS for one of these products is updated.  If there is a discrepancy in the information between these chemical information sheets and the MSDS, the MSDS will take precedence over the information sheet.  MSDS’s need to be updated every 3 years. 

Click on the hyperlinked text to view the information sheet.

•  Ardrox 185L

•  Ardrox 2302

•  Ensolv

•  Hydrochloric Acid

•  Hydrofluoric Acid

•  Solvent

•  Sulfuric Acid

•  Varsol

 

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