Emergency Responders

Natural Disasters

Date Added Resource Source
May 2015

Oregon Office of Emergency Management: Earthquakes


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

May 2015

Newly Released Comic Book Provides Earthquake Education (PDF)


The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Dark Horse Comics released a new comic book titled, "Without Warning," Aug. 20, aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness to teenagers. The comic book is the result of collaboration between the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW), OEM, and Dark Horse Comics.

Jan 2010

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


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.

Jan 2010

Safety and Health Resources for Emergency Responders Deployed to Haiti


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

Dec 2007

EPA Topic Page: Natural Disasters and Weather Emergencies - 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.

Dec 2007

Oregon Flood Recovery Information


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.

General Information
May 2013

NIEHS Disaster Recovery: Mold Remediation Guidance


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.

Jun 2010

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


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

May 2010

Crude Oil Spills anad Health


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

Jan 2010

Fact Sheet: Landslides and Mudslides


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.

Jun 2009

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


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.

Apr 2009

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


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.

Nov 2005

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


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.

Dec 2012

OSHA FactSheet: Mold Hazards during Hurricane Sandy Cleanup (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.

Dec 2006

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


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.