Due to the catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Ian, many workers are and will be affected with on-going cleanup and recovery efforts. We wanted to remind everyone that OSHA has an Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage that provides information to protect workers responding to hurricanes and floods. Attached is a PDF for our Worker Safety and Health Resources for Hurricane and Flood Cleanup and Recovery, found on OSHA web page here. OSHA is dedicated to the protection of ALL workers including day laborers, temporary workers, and non-English speaking workers. Many of the OSHA materials are available in other languages, along with a few Public Service Announcements that have been recorded and transcribed.
On September 29, 2022, DOL issued a press release urging first responders, recovery crews, and the public to be vigilant from hazards in Hurricane Ian recovery operations. DOL also has a Disaster Recovery Assistance page that provides resources to assist with recovery efforts. Please share this information, as appropriate, with your members and stakeholders, including those who may be hurricane cleanup and recovery employers, workers, and volunteers.