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The NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP) has been actively involved in earthquake response and cleanup activities, including those related to the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. The following resources provide health and safety information for workers who may be involved in earthquake response and cleanup operations. For a list of resources applicable to a variety of natural and man-made disasters, please visit our All-Hazards Resources page.

Training Resources

The National Clearinghouse creates training tools to aid in the development of awareness-level courses or other awareness-level materials. These tools provide health and safety guidance to those involved in disaster response and cleanup activities. Companion booklets are pocket guides that can be distributed with the training and used as a resource when workers are on a disaster site. To order hard copies of these booklets, please complete the Booklet Order Form.

Earthquake Training Tool – General Earthquake Response

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In Haitian Creole:

En Español:

Earthquake Training Tool – 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Response

This training tool addresses hazards specific to the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami response, including radiological hazards created by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. For more information on hurricane and flood response, please visit our Hurricanes & Floods page. For more information on radiation and radiological emergency response, please visit our Radiation Exposure and Radiological Dispersion Devices (Dirty Bombs) pages.

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In Japanese:

WTP Technical Workshops

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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