OSHA preparing businesses for hurricane season (8/23)

August 23, 2006
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OSHA and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) today began distributing to Chambers of Commerce officials throughout the region a CD entitled “2006 Disaster Preparation Resources”, which provides tools and information to help businesses prepare for hurricanes before, during and after they may hit.

“These resources aim to help businesses review, develop and update their emergency preparedness plans,” said OSHA’s North Houston Area Director John Lawson. “With major storms predicted for this hurricane season the information may help minimize injury and disruption to operations. While we may not be able to prevent natural disasters or other contingency situations, if we are prepared to respond to them we will reduce the incidence of injuries and business disruption.”

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) projected a total of 12 to 15 named storms would occur during the 2006 hurricane season that ends November 30. This remains above the seasonal average of 11 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.

“This CD is an invaluable tool,” ASSE Gulf Coast Chapter President Tara Falin said. “Safety, health and environmental professionals all along the Gulf Coast are urging businesses to plan now for any type of contingency.

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