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Hurricane Cleanup Safety

Julie Copeland

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Hi everyone.  We don’t generally have 2 blogs in one day but in our quest to keep people safe, we felt it important to provide a few tips on hurricane cleanup safety.Hurricane Aftermath

For most of us Sandy’s interruption is history, for many of us she is still wreaking havoc on our lives but for many it is just the beginning.  The cleanup begins and workers should be cautious about the potential dangers involved, and the proper safety precautions.

Work related hazards that could be encountered include:

  • Electrical hazards
  • Mold
  • Carbon Monoxide exposures
  • Musculoskeletal hazards
  • Working in cold weather
  • Heat stress
  • Motor vehicles
  • Hazardous materials
  • Fire
  • Confined spaces
  • Falls. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are offering services to employers and employees involved in Hurricane Recovery. Please click here for more information to help employers and workers prepare in advance for anticipated response activities and to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses in the field once rescue, recovery, and clean-up begin. Proper safety supplies and training are of utmost importance.

Arbill is here to help keep your employees safe every day. Vist our website to find out more.

That is all for this week. Be sure to return next week for our posts on Eye Injuries in the Workplace.  Subscribe to our safety blog so you don’t miss out on upcoming safety advice.

Topics: Arbill, Hurricane Sandy, safety supplies, hurricane safety, keep your employees safe, hurricane cleanup

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