Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Workplace Safety and Health Resources

Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Keeping Workers Safe During Clean Up and Recovery Operations Following Hurricanes
And although you wouldn't know it from OSHA's hurricane-related materials, workers have a number of rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Hurricane Katrina Response: Storm and Flood CleanupNational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' (NIEHS) Worker Education and Training Program (WETP):Hurricane Katrina Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Hurricane Katrina Response

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Hurricane Katrina Health & Safety Department of Homeland Security, which also includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Effect Measure has a number of good postings on Katrina-related public health issues like mosquitos, Information about infections, E. coli and God's role in the disaster.

The Labor Department has a webpage addressing Hurricane Recovery Assistance, including information about recovery jobs and Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Finally, the New Orleans Times Picayune is still publishing from a college dorm room after its offices were inundated by the flood. Check it out.