Resources for Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Published November 7, 2012

Updated November 19, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, disaster recovery response remains ongoing throughout the eastern U.S. OSHA, along with many federal agencies, is urging recovery workers and the public to guard against hazards during the cleanup effort. Some of the most common hazards during hurricane cleanup and recovery include downed power lines, carbon monoxide poisoning, exposures during flood and mold cleanup, and numerous construction hazards. Below is a list of resources that OEHS professionals may find helpful during emergency response, recovery and remediation efforts.

From OSHA:

From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:

From NIOSH:

From AIHA®:

AIHA's weekly podcast Safe & Sound recently posted an episode about Superstorm Sandy clean up. The episode features an interview with Dr. Joe Cocciardi, CSP, CIH, REHS, RS, who called in from New York to talk about clean-up efforts and the role of industrial hygienists after natural disasters. Listen now.

Other resources include: