Disaster Response Resource Center

AIHA urges response and recovery workers and the public to guard against hazards during disaster response and recovery efforts. Some common hazards include downed power lines, carbon monoxide poisoning, exposures during flood and mold cleanup, and risk of structural collapse.  
 
Below is a list of resources that consumers and occupational and environmental health and safety professionals may find helpful during emergency response, recovery, and remediation efforts.

AIHA Resources

 
Health and Safety Issues in Natural Disasters (a PDF version is also available), an AIHA guidance document published in 2017, provides a list of resources for addressing potential hazards during and after earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and wildfires
 
AIHA’s Flood Response Resources page collects general guidance on flood-related hazards for home and business owners from government agencies and other sources. 
 
AIHA’s Mold Resource Center, an online hub of information for professionals, home owners, and business owners affected by mold growth and contamination caused by flooding, storms, and water intrusion into buildings.
 
Additional resources are located on the web page of AIHA's Incident Preparedness and Response Working Group

OSHA Resources 

  • Hurricane Preparedness and Response webpage
  • Flood Preparedness and Response webpage
  • Department of Labor Hurricane Recovery Assistance webpage
  • Fact Sheet: Keeping Workers Safe during Hurricane Cleanup and Recovery (PDF)
  • Quick Card: Protecting Workers from Heat Stress (PDF)
  • Fact Sheet: Disaster Cleanup and Recovery PPE Matrix (PDF)
  • Fact Sheet: Mold Hazards during Disaster Cleanup
  • List of worker safety and health resources for hurricane flood cleanup and recovery (PDF

Other Resources 

 

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