Thursday, October 20, 2005

OSHA 'Tools' Help Sustain Worker Safety During Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Hurricanes, Hurricanes, Hurricanes ...

OSHA has developed informational materials to help employers and workers better address safety and health hazards associated with hurricane cleanup and recovery.

"Our goal is safe and healthy workers," said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jonathan Snare. "These materials provide concise, expert information that will help workers avoid the vast array of hazards they will encounter during the Gulf Coast cleanup and recovery operations."

OSHA safety and health experts have already developed 37 fact sheets and eight "quick cards" – two-sided, 4-by-9 inch cards with safety and health tips – on hazards such as molds and fungi, downed electrical wires and general decontamination, to name a few. Thousands of these "tools" have been printed, laminated and put in the hands of cleanup and recovery workers throughout the Gulf Coast area."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

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