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Florida workers stressed out about hurricanes

Study finds high anxiety related to possibility of storms
July 9, 2013

Recent uneventful hurricane seasons have done little to calm Florida workers’ fear of hurricanes, according to a new study by Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration at the Florida State University College of Business.


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How safety pros can prepare for disasters

Resources help you get ready for hurricanes, tornadoes -- and terrorism
June 19, 2013

Keeping workers safe involves more than dealing with work-related hazards. The natural disasters that wreak havoc on homes – as we see so often in media reports – also affect businesses, and the people in them. Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a wealth of resources to help EHS practitioners cope with disasters.


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Coalition ready for block-by-block mold cleanup 3 months after Hurricane Sandy

January 25, 2013

Dozens of labor, faith and community leaders and members gathered on the steps of New York City hall to announce the creation of Back Home, “Back to Work,” a new project to get Hurricane Sandy-affected residents back into their homes by providing safe, fast and effective mold assessment and remediation, according to a press statement issued by the coalition.


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OSHA focuses on health and safety of Sandy cleanup workers

December 18, 2012

OSHA says that as of Dec. 12, it has provided education and training efforts to more than 60,000 workers engaged in recovery efforts in communities affected by superstorm Sandy.


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NY Congressman urges fed oversight on Sandy cleanup of mold, environmental toxins

“We must not repeat the same mistakes of 9/11”
November 28, 2012

Citing inadequate control over environmental hazards following 9/11, a NY congressman is urging the EPA and Federal Emergency Management Agency to take an active role in making sure people cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy stay safe.


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Honeywell donates first responder products for Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery efforts

Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund to provide aid to local employees affected by Hurricane Sandy
November 7, 2012

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today it is donating more than $600,000 in first responder products to aid in relief and recovery efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.


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NY OSH group uses Facebook to enhance storm cleanup safety

November 7, 2012

An occupational safety and health organization is using Facebook as an information clearinghouse for those working to clean up the East Coast after Superstorm Sandy.


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OSHA offers guidance for keeping Hurricane Sandy cleanup workers safe

November 1, 2012

As the disaster recovery response to Hurricane Sandy begins throughout much of the Eastern United States, OSHA says its field staff is working to provide assistance and support to those involved in the recovery effort.


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Tis the season…

Precautions to take before a hurricane hammers your home

May 31, 2012

To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures: To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.


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Irene clean-up workers face special hazards

August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene may officially be over, but damage left in her wake poses special dangers for the thousands of workers and citizens tasked with cleanup and restoration activities.


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