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Disaster Response Roofing Safety

NRCA provides roofing safety resources for disaster responders.

Harry Dietz, NRCA director of risk management, has made available a PowerPoint presentation that outlines safety measures to follow as volunteers and third parties work to minimize further property damage in areas that have been subjected to a disastrous event. The presentation is intended to be used as guidelines to keep volunteers safe as they help others protect their property until roofing or building trade professionals are on the site. To view the PowerPoint, click here.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers a section on its website about how to prepare and train for emergencies and the hazards to be aware of when an emergency occurs. The webpages also provide information for employers and workers across industries and for workers who will be responding to the emergency. To access the emergency prepardeness and response section of OSHA's website, click here.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) have made available an app that offers training materials for volunteers and others who go to disaster sites so they are aware of the hazards they could face.

The NIEHS/CPWR Disaster Preparedness mobile app allows workers exposed to hazards on disaster sites to access a full suite of awareness-level training resources. From within the app, users can select and download training materials for various disaster types and related topics. Once downloaded, the materials can be accessed anytime, anywhere—no Internet connection required.

Training topics include: avian influenza, chemical incidents, debris removal, dirty bombs, earthquakes, floods, H1N1, hurricanes, mold cleanup and treatment, oil spills and wildfires. Some training materials are available in more than one language.

To get the NIEHS/CPWR Disaster Preparedness app, click here.



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