Washington State University
Environmental Health & Safety Hazardous Materials / Wastes

WSU Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Program

The goal of the SPCC program is to help Washington State University maintain clean waterways and wetlands.  The program is part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Act.  The ultimate goal of the program is to prevent oil discharges from taking place through safe work practices and the use of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).  If a discharge does take place, together we control and contain the discharged oil to minimize environmental damage. After the oil discharge has been contained we cleanup the oil to acceptable EPA levels.

Part of the requirements of the program is oil handler personnel training and annual refreshers.  Every employee who potentially works on or with containers that can hold 42 gallons or more (moving drums, working with generators or electrical equipment, cooking oil, etc.) is subject to this training.  If you are a new employee who has not completed the initial training please contact Jason Sampson at 335-9564.  For those employees that have completed the initial training, this year’s annual refresher training may be completed online.  Please proceed through the training and then certify you have completed the training by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of the training page.  If you have any questions please contact EH&S at 335-3041.