Ohmsett is the premier training site for spill response personnel. From the private sector to government agencies and industry, Ohmsett has been awarded the responsibility of training the best of the best.

We provide first responders with the most realistic hands-on training available, enabling a rapid and efficient response to an actual spill event. Using a blend of classroom instruction and hands-on experience recovering real oil (not a surrogate), participants can increase proficiency in deploying equipment as they practice removing spilled oil in calm and harbor chop wave conditions, as well as analyzing skimming performance after collecting and measuring recovered oil.

Training sessions can be configured to meet your specific needs. Hands-on training sessions are available with or without classroom instruction, or a hybrid response setting where the oil spill response team communicates with a remote incident command system (ICS). Tank training can be conducted using your equipment. Contact us about custom designing a class for you!


Classes have included:

▪ 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher

▪ 40-Hour HAZWOPER

▪ Alaska Clean Seas

▪ American Petroleum Institute (API) Dispersant Workshop

▪ BP

▪ BSEE ICS Exercise

▪ Chevron Oil Spill Response Training

▪ CHS Fast Water and River Response Training

▪ Clean Harbors Cooperative, L.L.C.

▪ Confined Space Entry Certification Training

▪ ConocoPhillips IMAT

▪ Dispersant Training for the Oil Spill Responder

▪ Incident Command Systems

▪ Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT)

▪ Texas A&M University National Spill Control School Training

▪ USCG Boot Camp/Lightering, Oil Spill Responder Training (OSRT)

▪ USCG Special Monitoring of Applied Response Technologies SMART


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Training in progress at the Ohmsett tank


▪ Increase proficiency using actual oil spill recovery equipment

▪ Analyze performance by collecting and measuring recovered oil

▪ Practice training with oil under realistic oil spill conditions

▪ Experience the challenges of removing spilled oil in currents and waves

▪ Conduct hands-on hazard material training

▪ Build confidence in use of the equipment that minimizes the confusion and stress of an oil spill emergency


For more training information, please contact us.