Flood and Severe Storm Safety

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					     Flood/Severe Storm Safety
Storm and flood cleanup activities can be hazardous. Workers
and volunteers involved with flood cleanup 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. Storm and flood cleanup activities
can be hazardous. Workers and volunteers involved with
flood cleanup 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. For most work in flooded areas, workers will need hard
hats, goggles, heavy work gloves, and watertight boots with
steel toe and insole (not just steel shank).
Exposure to flood waters does not increase the risk of tetanus,
     and tetanus immunization campaigns are not needed.
       1. Take Immediate Steps to Ensure Personal Safety
       2. Secure the Buildings and Utilities
       3. Identify Damage and Begin Clean-Up of Building
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       4. Decontaminate Buildings and Contents
       5. Ensure Worker Safety During Clean-Up

				
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