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What to Wear when Cleaning up Debris and Household Waste after a Disaster

Cleanup Debris After Disaster
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What to Wear when Cleaning up Debris and Household Waste after a Disaster

  • Hard Hat
  • Goggles or eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • N-95 respirator or one that provides even more protection (check packaging for “N-95”)
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Heavy work gloves
  • Long pants
  • Boots with steel toe and insole
CAUTION!

Protect wounds and cuts with waterproof bandage.

Avoid heat stress by taking frequent breaks and drinking safe water.

Cleaning up sewage? Wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, and goggles.

Be aware of your surroundingsavoid electrical lines, insects, wild or stray animals, and long periods under the sun.

Wash your hands with soap and water before eating. If water is not available, use hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).

More Information on Clean up:
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/cleanup/facts.html

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