OSHA recently updated the Worker Safety and Health Resources for Hurricane and Flood Cleanup and Recovery page to provide information for employers and workers across industries, and for workers responding to emergencies.
- General response and recovery
- Tree trimming, chain saws and wood chippers
- Demolition and debris removal
- Animal hazards
- Other contaminants
Flood Response/RecoveryIn the aftermath of a flood, workers may be involved in a variety of response and recovery operations. The following are general guidelines that may be applicable to workers involved in assessing and/or cleaning up the damage to their worksite. However, some operations, such as utility restoration, cleaning up spills of hazardous materials, and search and rescue, should only be conducted by workers who have the proper training, equipment and experience.
The Response / Recovery page provides a brief summary of common hazards associated with floods as well as precautions that can be taken to protect against those hazards.