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Spring Workshop 2022

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JUNE 7 – 9, 2022

An intensive, hands-on oil spill workshop. Our Spring Workshop was designed for spill responders who desire in-depth river booming and oil skimmer training. The three-day workshop begins with a full day of classroom orientation at Elastec in Carmi followed by two rigorous booming and skimmer deployment days on the Wabash River in New Harmony, Indiana. The SPRING WORKSHOP qualifies as an 8-hour Hazwoper refresher course.

The price of the Spring Workshop 2022 is $1,250.00 and includes all workshop events, training and lunches. Travel and lodging are additional. First priority will be given to paid registrants as space is limited.


Topics covered in 2022 will be:

  • Defining a Reportable Emergency:
    • The training covers the three Tiers/Levels of Emergency, which then unfolds to explain the proper in-house notifications and external notifications.
  • Assessing a Release Situation:
    • The trainee will be introduced to the unique mindset required to evaluate a spill. This is unique because every spill is different, based on the factors presented.
  • Identifying the Correct ER Plans to use:
    • Personnel are engaged in an open forum discussion which includes a detailed breakdown of the Contingency Manual that is available in their specific region.
  • Employing the Correct PPE and Safety Process:
    • Trainees are educated on the importance of utilizing the proper level of PPE based on the severity and complexities of a release. This is done by thorough elaboration on the routes of exposure specific to response activities.
  • Isolating the Scene:
    • During the training, personnel will be coached on the importance of establishing Hot, Warm, and Cold Zones to protect first responders and also reduce the environmental impact/spill footprint. The contents and expectations of each zone is clearly delineated with the discussion focusing on the significance of their establishment as soon as possible.
  • Deploying the correct Tactical ER Equipment:
    • A detailed breakdown of Emergency Response Equipment and the scenarios in which they would be utilized. Equipment covered will include Boom, Skimmers, Pumps, Anchors, Boats, Decontamination Sites, and Wildlife Deterrents.

This year’s instructor will be
Trever Miller of SWAT Consulting.

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For 29 years Trever has worked in all aspects of Environmental field operations with a focus on Emergency Spill Response.

He is a recognized name in Emergency Management, Spill Coordination, and Training; his expertise has been gained from a diverse range of emergency response situations relating to pipeline ruptures, train derailments, truck rollovers, well blowouts, offshore releases, and phantom spills. Although well versed in all spill aspects, Trever specializes in inland water spill response.

Trever has responded to and project managed over 600-medium to large-scale release situations. He has been involved with initiating, developing, and implementing the Incident Command System (ICS) for clients in most release situations and helping companies to contain and remediate a release situation in all weather conditions. Examples: Macondo Gulf Spill, Kalamazoo River, Red Deer River, North Sask River, Slocan River, Yellowstone River, Pine River, Wabamun Lake, Wood Buffalo, and recently a tributary to the little Missouri River.

Trever has had the opportunity to work with an International Consulting company developing response plans and has worked with the Washington State Department of Ecology to develop the Puget Sound Global Response Plan. Trever has also developed spill contingency plans and tactical datasheets for eight of the largest Oil and Gas Companies and pipeline companies in the world.

With his extensive knowledge and experience he also develops and instructs training classes for industry throughout North America and has most recently provided instruction to Oil and Gas Companies in the Middle East.

"Good class, learning river side of oil spil was very interesting and a good learning experience."

"Great instructors, conveyed their experience, they were open to using attendees ideas and experience."

"Very interesting content, good explanation, and great organization!"

"This will improve anyone's boom deployment regardless of experience level."

"Very well planned and organized, very impressed. The instructor was very knowledgeable and very good at relaying his knowledge."

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Note: The Safety and wellbeing of all the participants in the Elastec Workshops is very important to us. Course schedules, and possibly workshop dates can change if we feel the safety of our participants is compromised due to river flooding, weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Please plan your itineraries accordingly.