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NIOSH warns of hazards of flood cleanup work.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1994 Jul; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
00221800
Abstract
Hazards facing flood workers associated with cleanup activities were discussed. NIOSH investigated several work related deaths from electrocution and suggested steps to prevent future electrocutions. Carbon-monoxide (630080), musculoskeletal hazards, thermal stresses, heavy equipment, structural instability, hazardous materials, fire, drowning, confined spaces, power line hazards, agricultural hazards, stress and fatigue were discussed. These hazards were described and steps for reducing the risk associated with these hazards were given.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Disaster-planning; Emergency-shelters; Environmental-hazards; Hazardous-materials; Hazardous-waste-cleanup; Electrical-hazards; Explosive-hazards; Health-hazards; Protective-measures; Protective-equipment; Confined-spaces
CAS No.
630-08-0
Publication Date
19940701
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 94-123
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns
Source Name
Update, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-123, 4 pages
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