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New app focuses on disaster response and cleanup safety

Photo: National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training

Washington — A recently launched app provides centralized, on-the-go access to health and safety training tools for workers involved in disaster response and cleanup activities.

The National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training partnered with CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training to develop the Disaster Tools app. The clearinghouse is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science’s Worker Training Program, which offers grants to nonprofit organizations “so they can deliver training to a variety of workers who may face a hazardous work environment.” This includes industrial and construction workers, environmental cleanup workers, first responders and law enforcement, health care workers, and transportation and rail workers.

The app is available for download on Apple iOS and Android devices. A user guide walks users through the download process.

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