OSHA advises hurricane recovery workers to use caution

Washington – OSHA is encouraging workers engaged in cleanup and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy to take precautions to keep safe from hazards.

“Storm recovery work involves a wide range of safety and health hazards, which can be minimized by knowledge, safe work practices and personal protective equipment,” OSHA New York regional administrator Robert Kulick said in a press release. “OSHA wants to make certain that no casualties result from cleanup operations.”

Such hazards include downed electrical wires, falls, mold and carbon monoxide. OSHA urged workers to review OSHA’s website for information on hazard exposures and risk assessments.

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