In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by the massive storm. Picking up the pieces will not be easy for those who suffered her high winds and flooding.
Thousands are now wondering, what now? An OSHA blog, “Cleaning Up, Staying, Safe” outlines important considerations during the clean-up phase of a hurricane’s aftermath.
For more tips on comprehensive worker safety and health resources for protecting workers from many different hazards associated with storm response and recovery see OSHA’s Worker Safety and Health Resources for Hurricanes and Flood Cleanup and Recovery
Emergency preparedness is a necessity for any business and its employees. Having the knowledge and tools to help ride out a storm can help avoid a tragedy.
OSHA urges employers to be prepared to keep their workers safe during extreme weather events. The agency’s Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage provides information on protecting workers before and after hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters.