Emergency Responders

Natural Disasters

Date Added Resource Source
Earthquakes
Mar 2010

Haiti Pre-decision Briefs for Public Health Action

http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/haiti/pre-decision_briefs.asp

As part of the CDC efforts to assist with the earthquake disaster response in Haiti, and to prepare for possible outbreaks or epidemics of infectious disease, subject matter experts have prepared a series of short pre-decisional briefs for public health action on specific high-priority threats. These briefs, of which the first seven can be found here, have been tailored to the current situation in Haiti, post-earthquake.

(CDC)
Jan 2010

Guidance for Relief Workers and Others Traveling to Haiti for Earthquake Response

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/news-announcements/relief-workers-haiti.aspx

This notice, prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is to advise relief workers and other personnel traveling to Haiti to assist with the humanitarian response following the January 12th earthquake near Port-au-Prince. Conditions in the area remain hazardous, including extensive damage to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure.

(CDC)
Jan 2010

Haiti Earthquake

http://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/haitiearthquake.html

This site provides information from the National Institutes of Health addressing earthquakes and health, multilanguage resources and more.

(NIH)
Jan 2010

Safety and Health Resources for Emergency Responders Deployed to Haiti

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emres/natural.html#earthquake

Earthquake responder resources from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

(NIOSH)
 
Floods
Dec 2007

EPA Topic Page: Natural Disasters and Weather Emergencies - Flooding

http://www.epa.gov/naturalevents/flooding.html

EPA cautions the public and all responders about the potential hazards of flood waters,and includes factsheets on drinking water and food and flooding and mold.

(EPA)
Dec 2007

Oregon Flood Recovery Information

http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/ophs/

Below are flood recovery fact sheets intended to help communities recognize and respond to these hazards and avoid illness or injury as provided by the Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Environmental Public Health.

(OHA)
 
General Information
May 2013

NIEHS Disaster Recovery: Mold Remediation Guidance

http://elcosh.org/document/3671/d001213/niehs-disaster-recovery,-mold-remediation-guidance.html

he guidance in this document is primarily intended for workers, volunteers, and homeowners who engage in small-scale mold clean-up and treatment of flooded or water-damaged homes. A small- scale project is considered to be 10 square feet or less.

(NIEHS)
Jun 2010

Crude Oil Spills and Health - Links to resources about chemicals, side effects, cleanup and recovery

http://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/oilspills.html

This site, provided by the Disaster Information Management Research Center of the U.S. National Library of Medicine provides links to oil spill resources.

(NLM)
May 2010

Crude Oil Spills anad Health

http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/oilspills.html

This site, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, includes information on exposure hazards, response and recovery, oil spills and wildlife and more.

(NLM)
Jan 2010

Fact Sheet: Landslides and Mudslides

http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/landslides.asp

This fact sheet, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addresses causes, health threats, areas at risk and how to protect yourself from land and mudslides.

(CDC)
Jun 2009

National Response Team: Guidance for Managing Worker Fatigue During Disaster Operations (April 2009)

http://www.nrt.org/Production/NRT/NRTWeb.nsf/AllAttachmentsByTitle/SA-1049TADFinal/$File/TADfinal.pdf?OpenElement

This Technical Assistance Document (TAD) the first of two documents created by the National Response Team (NRT) to address worker fatigue during large-scale disaster operations, such as those following the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9-11 attacks, anthrax contamination, the Columbia Space Shuttle Recovery, and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. This document is intended to serve as a hands-on manual to assist organizations with the development of programs and plans to address fatigue issues among disaster workers.

(NRT)
Apr 2009

Safety and Health Checklist for Voluntary and Community-Based Organizations Engaged in Disaster Recovery Demolition and Construction Activities

http://www.osha.gov/dts/oohn/disasterrecovery_shchecklist.html

Although recent activities have focused primarily on hurricanes, many response and recovery issues apply to other natural disasters as well. Since disaster recovery efforts put responders at risk for developing illnesses and injuries, one of these issues is to ensure the safety and health of those who participate in disaster recovery activities.

(OSHA)
Nov 2005

Response Worker Health and Safety in a Post-Katrina World: Protecting the Protectors - Webcast

http://www.adph.org/ALPHTN/Default.asp?DeptId=143&TemplateId=3998&TemplateNbr=3

On October 25, 2005, the UMDNJ - School of Public Health’s New Jersey Center for Public Health Preparedness and the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness held a broadcast focusing on health and safety in a post Hurricane Katrina world. Data on the long-term medical and psychological toll of the World Trade Center and other similar events, along with the experience of the US military, were presented. Note: RealPlayer or Windows Media Player is required to view this webcast.

(ADPH)
Apr 2003

National Safety Council Emergency Preparedness - Natural Disasters

http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/Resources/Pages/EmergencyPreparedness.aspx

Anticipating emergencies and planning a response can greatly lessen the extent of injuries and limit equipment, material and property damage. This page provides information and fact sheets from the National Safety Council on Emergency Preparedness and Emergencies.

(NSC)
 
Hurricanes
Dec 2012

OSHA FactSheet: Mold Hazards during Hurricane Sandy Cleanup (PDF)

http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA-FS-3619.pdf

Flood and water damage inside buildings after disasters contribute to the growth of mold. Remediation of mold-contaminated building materials can be done safely.

(OSHA)
Dec 2006

OSHA Hazard Exposure and Risk Assessment Matrix for Hurricane Response & Recovery Work

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hurricane/index.html

This new tool offers users access to general recommendations, sampling and monitoring data, and employer/employee responsibilities applicable for any employers conducting response and recovery operations after a disaster.

(OSHA)