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Nov. 12, 2012: Free Online Disaster Relief Course Offered for Contractors Involved in Hurricane Sandy Recovery

November 12, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the massive disaster relief efforts it requires, ClickSafety, a leading provider of online safety training, is offering its disaster awareness course, Safety and Health During Disaster Recovery, free to any contractor directly involved in disaster recovery for Hurricane Sandy, or any other event requiring relief efforts.

“Safety in the field is foundational to everything we believe in at ClickSafety,” said Brian Tonry, executive vice president and general manager. “Right now, there are countless construction professionals, first responders, and volunteers working around the clock to help restore power, rebuild homes and businesses, and otherwise support people who have experienced disaster. We feel it is our responsibility to assist in ensuring the safety of those professionals. That’s what this course is about.”

Safety and Health During Disaster is a 35-minute online course which addresses OSHA’s position on the “Dangers Associated with Cleanup and Recovery from Hurricanes.” Designed to promote safety and health for construction professionals and other workers, the course reviews topics presented in OSHA’s position to include cleanup and recovery tasks and safe work practices to prevent injury, illness, and potential death. Initially drafted to respond to hurricanes, the information presented in Safety and Health During Disaster also relates to other cleanup and recovery operations for both natural and man-made disasters.

“Recovery work should not put you in the recovery room,” said Marthe Kent, OSHA's New England regional administrator. “Storm recovery work involves a wide range of safety and health hazards, which can be minimized by knowledge, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment. OSHA wants to make certain that no casualties result from cleanup operations.”

In addition to its Safety and Health During Disaster course, ClickSafety also offers courses pertaining to the most common OSHA-identified hazards during disaster recovery, including topics like mold restoration, electrical hazards, demolition hazards, and others.

To register for the free Safety and Health During Disaster course or for more information on other disaster recovery-related courses, visit www.clicksafety.com/FreeSafetyCourse/.

Publication date: 11/12/2012

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