Used Oil Transfer Safe Work Procedure Checklist (Canada) Mobile App

Oil/petroleum products can be found in oil-filled heaters, in engines (motor oil), in drums, in oil tankers, oil-filled radiators, and in pumps, among other locations. The checklist covers potential problems that can arise - these include pinch points and chemical fumes; personal protective equipment and safety devices that are required including protective footwear, eye protection, gloves, and a spill kit; and specialized training that is required, notably spill containment training. The process for transferring oil includes an oil storage tank, a pump or gravity assist, and a tank or device that the used oil is currently occupying. A dipstick is used to check oil levels in the receptacle storage tank, and a hose is connected between the source and the destination. If using an electric pump, the device is turned on, and the operator is to remain with it for the entire duration. With an elevated device, a gravity pump may be used. Any spills need to be addressed promptly. After the transfer is complete, the containers should be sealed, hoses cleaned and stored, and the transfer pump turned off and stored. Oil is a hazardous material, as it is a flammable liquid and also releases volatile fumes. Accordingly, care must be taken in conducting the transfer.

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