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BP Deep Horizon Oil Spill – ESOH Emergency Response Support

PRUDENT, as a subcontractor to Bureau Veritas, provided ESOH support to approximately 20,000 personnel dispersed over 3,000 miles of coastline, at five separate locations within Louisiana as follows:

Myrtle Grove and Venice, Louisiana  - Duties included heat stress mitigation, boat and crane safety, confined space awareness, water/ice quality, fire/electrical safety, hazardous material use/storage, incident investigation, medical evacuation, and enforcement/procurement of personal protective equipment. PRUDENT coordinated with site operations regarding adverse weather impact on on-water recovery efforts, safe harbor, and withdrawal. PRUDENT interfaced with United States Coast Guard and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) compliance auditors to identify and track discrepancies to correction.



Houma, Louisiana – PRUDENT provided industrial hygiene and environmental engineering support to BP during its response to the Deepwater Horizon Incident oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico including: heat stress evaluations of cleanup workers, evaluation of accumulation of hydrogen sulfide gas from oil cleanup residues during cleanup, and environmental safe disposal methods for residues.  Authored health and safety and quality assurance plans for boats conducting dispersant research studies of floating oil and evaluated vapors emanating from snake repellents used during recovery operations.


Fort Jackson and Hammond, Louisiana – Provided safety support for Wildlife Facilities in Fort Jackson and Hammond, Louisiana during the BP oil spill by conducting daily safety meetings and safety training for all employees; performing safety audits; liaison with OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), BP representatives, Coast Guard, and other regulatory agencies, visitors and media; created Job Safety and Environmental Impact Analysis (JSEA) for the facility; issued daily reports and documented all first aid, near miss, and injury reports; procured safety equipment; coordinated hazardous and non-hazardous waste removal; aided in the development of hurricane evacuation procedures; assisted in implementing evacuation procedures due to tropical storm by removing contaminated materials including oily refuse and linens, securing all chemical, biological, and electrical hazards, and removing associated equipment.