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NIOSH warns of hazards of flood cleanup work.
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
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.
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
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-123
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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