OSHA Flood and Hurricane Preparedness site

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Wendy S. Delmater
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OSHA Flood and Hurricane Preparedness site

A good prep resouce and, for the USAians here, your tax dollars at work. The Response/Recovery sections are very good and an aspect we rarely cover here.

Floods:

http://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/flood/index.html

The Preparedness page provides information on making an evacuation plan, emergency supply kits, and flood watches and warnings. This planning information can help you ensure that you are ready to evacuate in an orderly manner before rising waters impact your business or residence, or your evacuation routes.

The Response/Recovery page provides useful details on the hazards to avoid when flooding has occurred. This includes areas to avoid when using a vehicle, and safety and health hazards such as downed electrical lines, mold and wild animals.

Hurricanes:

http://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/hurricane/index.html

The Preparedness page outlines the warnings and watches used for hurricanes, including the five categories used to rate the strength of a hurricane. The page also contains information on creating evacuation plans and supply kits.

The Response/Recovery page features a link to OSHA’s Hurricane eMatrix, which features information on hazard exposures and risk assessments for hurricane response and recovery work. The information in the matrix is organized based on the types of activities performed so that it is easy for workers to identify the precautions they should take based on the tasks they will be performing.

- Safewrite,

Safety Engineer, Editor, & Writer

 

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