Marine Trash and Debris
Any items that are brought to an offshore oil and gas rig can fall into the water below if they’re not properly secured or disposed of. Once in the water, currents can move trash and debris around the ocean, where it can harm fish and other aquatic life, as well as affect other economic activity dependent on the ocean. Any person or company that creates marine trash and debris, whether intentional or by accident, can be subject to legal action, so offshore oil and gas workers need to know their responsibilities for preventing marine trash and debris. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to recognize the importance of trash and debris prevention, identify requirements for marine trash and debris prevention, and identify best practices for marine trash and debris prevention. This course is intended to help employers meet BSEE training requirements for marine trash and debris prevention.