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Earthquake Cleanup and Response Resources

List of resources from different agencies on how to be ready and manage an emergency response

NIOSH Disaster Site Management Information

Provides information on how to be prepared for natural disasters and emergencies, There is a list of resources on each one of the available topics to prevent and manage potential hazardous situations. The topics available include safety management, use of personal protective equipment and Chemical, musculoskeletal and Structural hazards. Additionally the site has specific recommendations for health care workers, mining workers or workers exposed to Silica, Asbestos, carbon Monoxide and heat stress.

OSHA Emergency Preparedness and Response Earthquake InformationExternal

Contains general information on earthquakes and its associated hazards. The webpage provides guidance for emergency responders on these situations and describes the potential hazards associated to collapsed structures.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Earthquake InformationExternal

This page provides a list of training resources for workers involved in disaster response and cleanup activities. There are training earthquake tools available for responders in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

NIEHS Earthquake Response Training Tool: Protecting Yourself While Responding to EarthquakesExternal

Training tool designed as an awareness-level health and safety resource for personnel potentially involved in an earthquake response and clean up. The training provides basic concepts on earthquakes, hazard management and response and identification of potential hazards associated to earthquakes.

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Earthquake Information

Provides Basic information on how to be prepared for an earthquake, what to do during an earthquake and how to proceed after an earthquake.

CDC Interim Health Recommendations for Workers Who Handle Human Remains

Fact sheet that provides recommendations for individuals who must have direct contact with human remains. Advices on the use of personal protective equipment and additional considerations on these situations.

CDC Health Recommendations for Relief Workers Responding to Disasters

List of recommendations for humanitarian aid workers. Advice includes pre-travel care, what to pack, how to avoid injuries and care recommendations after the return.

CDC Health and Safety Concerns for All Disasters

List of resources regarding safety concerns that apply to all disasters, Includes information on animals and insects, food water and safety, carbon monoxide, illness and injury prevention, clean up, power outage, coping resources and protection after a disaster.


NIOSH Emergency Response Personal Protective Equipment Resources

Topic page describing the importance of personal protecting equipment (PPE) for emergency responders. This page offers a list of available resources to protect workers’ health. These resources provide guidance on skin exposures and the use of respirators, protective clothing, eye protection, and hearing protection.

NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Respirator Trusted-Sources Information

This NIOSH topic page provides information on the correct use of respirators and lists all NIOSH-approved and FDA-cleared surgical N95 respirators.

NIOSH Traumatic Incident Stress Information

This page provides guidance on the management of stress as a result of a traumatic incident. NIOSH gives recommendations on how to identify symptoms of stress, monitor and maintain health-onsite.

Page last reviewed: November 27, 2018