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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

 

Hurricane Irene

Worker Education and Training Program

 

On August 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene made landfall over Eastern North Carolina's Outer Banks and moved up the Eastern Seaboard.  As it marched along the East Coast, it caused extensive flooding and wind damage. 

NIEHS Resources

NIEHS has several resources that is aimed to protect the health and safety of those responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, including emergency responders, skilled support personnel, homeowners, and business owners.

  • Protecting Yourself While Removing Post-Disaster Debris from Your Home or Business Training Tool 
    This training tool is for small business owners, residents and community/faith based volunteer groups conducting post-disaster cleanup activities. It provides awareness level information on post- disaster hazards associated with cleanup activities.
  • Protecting Yourself While Removing Post-Disaster Debris From Your Home or Business Factsheet (1.5 MB)
    This factsheet is for small business owners, residents and community/faith based volunteer groups conducting post-disaster cleanup activities. The purpose of this factsheet is to provide awareness level information on post-disaster hazard.

  • NIEHS Hurricane Safety Poster (80 KB)
    This awareness-level flyer provides safety and health precautions for people working in hurricane damaged or flooded areas.

  • Work Zone Safety (1.9 MB)
    This training tool provides information for those who are working in areas where there are moving vehicles and traffic during recovery efforts.

  • Driving Hazards (578 KB)
    This training tool provides information for workers who will be driving during recovery efforts.

 

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