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NIOSH warns of hazards of flood cleanup work.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-123, 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.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-123
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
GA
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