Emergencies can create a variety of hazards for workers in the impacted area. Preparing before an emergency incident plays a vital role in ensuring that employers and workers have the necessary equipment, know where to go, and know how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs. OSH has provided vital Emergency Preparedness and Response links below on how to prepare for responding to an emergency and recovery efforts. The pages provide information for workers who will be responding to the recent natural disasters events.
Hurricane Response and Recovery Guidance
Storm, flood and hurricane response and recovery work can be hazardous. DOI employees and volunteers involved with this kind of work should be aware of the potential dangers involved, and the proper safety precautions. Work-related hazards that could be encountered include: electrical hazards, Carbon Monoxide, musculoskeletal hazards, heat stress, motor vehicles, hazardous materials, fire, confined spaces and falls. This information is intended to help personnel prepare for anticipated response and recovery activities, and to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses while doing this work.