NIOSH and USDA Partner to Protect Workers after Hurricane Florence

Responders face many challenges and hazards when responding to disasters. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) maintains an emergency preparedness and response resources page to help workers stay protected during response and recovery activities. In some cases unique hazards are identified during a response and NIOSH works to develop communication materials to ensure the health and safety of responders. NIOSH has learned from responders that the challenges faced can be compounded when there are multiple (and sometimes conflicting) messages from various government organizations. To address this and minimize the potential for confusing or conflicting messages, NIOSH has