Purpose:Prevent and mitigate the effects of an accidental discharge of hazardous material to the environment, including reporting requirements. Through existing provincial and federal legislation, it is mandatory for companies to report forthwith to the authorities, spills and accidental discharges to the environment. Failure to comply could result in prosecution of the Company and the individuals responsible.
Scope:This procedure applies to employees and contractors, who handle, transport and/or store fuel, oil or other spilled pollutant (i.e. stationary, mobile tanks and containers) at forestry operations.