Emergency Responders

Natural Disasters

Date Added Resource Source
Earthquakes
May 2015

Oregon Office of Emergency Management: Earthquakes

http://www.oregon.gov/OMD/OEM/pages/plans_train/earthquake.aspx

Visit this site for access to resources from Oregon Office of Emergency Management related to earthquake response and preparedness, including publications and videos.

(OEM)
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

https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/flooding

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)
 
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)
Jan 2010

Fact Sheet: Landslides and Mudslides

http://www.cdc.gov/disasters/landslides.html

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)

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/oilspillresponse/pdfs/NRT-Fatigue-for-Emergency-Workers.pdf

This Technical Assistance Document addresses worker fatigue during large-scale disaster operations, and is intended to serve as a hands-on manual to assist organizations 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

Since disaster recovery efforts put responders at risk for developing illnesses and injuries, it is important to ensure the safety and health of those who participate in disaster recovery activities.

(OSHA)
 
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)