According to an article posted on the OSHA.org website, OSHA alongside the Department of Labor are offering assistance to the areas affected by Hurricane Micheal.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is actively engaged with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies and is prepared to provide assistance.
- Most OSHA programmed enforcement actions will cease in the affected areas and compliance assistance will be available during the recovery effort. OSHA will continue to respond to fatal workplace and life altering injuries.
- OSHA is actively engaged with the intergovernmental response.
- OSHA makes technical assistance and resources available to help protect those participating in cleanup and recovery efforts. Call OSHA toll-free at 1-800-321-6742 with any questions.
Are you helping with the cleanup and recovery efforts? If you are not sure of the proper PPE for the job, use this OSHA fact Sheet below.