WEC and our partner organizations can provide FREE information and training about hazards after Sandy.
Educational materials and training focus on identifying hazards and employer responsibilities to prevent hazards as well as worker rights, including whistleblower protection, under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and NJ Public Employees OSH Act (PEOSH).
- Emergency preparedness
- Emergency response
- Respiratory hazards, and the limits of paper masks
- Chemical/biological hazards
- Hazard communication
- Fall protection
How WEC Can Help
- Speakers and presentations by technical experts. WEC has an extensive network of experienced safety and health professionals.
- Educational materials.
- Training.WEC has an extensive network of experienced safety and health professionals.
- Media outreach. WEC is a resource for reporters, workers, employers and volunteers and distributes information through traditional and social media. WEC provides public service announcements through television and radio.
For more information, download our program brochure.
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
OSHA Factsheet: Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is harmful when breathed.
- Caution: Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Can Be Hazardous!
Warning – Hurricane cleanup and restoration work may have serious risks. Doing the wrong thing can endanger your safety, your health, and possibly your life.
Ladder Safety Factsheet
US Department of Labor Factsheet: Falls from roofs can be prevented.
- Long Term Recovery Groups
If you have unmet needs as a result of Hurricane Sandy, contact your county Long Term Recover Group.
- Post-Flood Mold Cleanup: Assessing and Removing Mold Safely
There are many possible dangers in a flood-impacted building, including contamination with toxic chemicals or sewage, rats, unstable or collapsed structures, electric hazards and explosion hazards from gas lines or spilled fuel or oil. If there are piles of debris in or near the building, there may be hazards from debris removal vehicles and the piles themselves may be unstable. This factsheet will only address mold in detail.
- Mold Removal Workers: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Life
Most people are not affected by mold. But different people can experience many different problems with their respiratory (breathing) systems. Molds reproduce by releasing millions of spores into the air. Inhalation of spores is the main way people are exposed. Health effects may include allergies, asthma, bronchitis and respiratory infections. Some molds produce toxic chemicals known as mycotoxins that can cause illness if inhaled.
- Mold Clean-Up and Treatment: Health and Safety Essentials for Workers, Volunteers, and Homeowners
This booklet, developed by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, is a health and safety resource for workers, volunteers, and homeowners who will participate in disaster clean-up activities to help them understand how to identify and control hazards from mold.
- Safer After Sandy Wallet Card
Protect Yourself! Key Telephone Numbers for Workers and Volunteers. This fold-out card provides contact numbers for key state and federal government agencies.
- Safety Awareness for Responders to Hurricanes: Protecting Yourself While Helping Others SPANISH
This booklet, developed by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, as a health and safety resource for “skilled support personnel” who will participate in hurricane response and cleanup activities. This tool will help workers understand at an awareness level how to identify and control hazards pertaining to the response and cleanup activities associated with a hurricane.
Safer After Sandy on Radio and Television
Rebuilding Safely looks at the importance of avoiding a second disaster as people clean-up and rebuild after a Hurricane. Jim Hooker speaks with a panel including Janice Selinger, Communications Coordinator of the Safer After Sandy project.
Skyrocket Your Business
Janice Selinger on Skyrocket Your Business with Helen Burton talks about rebuilding safely after Hurricane Sandy that aired on June 23, 2014.
PHL17 In Focus
Coverage of WEC’s Safer After Sandy project that aired Feb. 1, 2014.
WEC’s Oct. 4, 2013 Safer After Sandy Training on Youtube
WEC can also provide customizable training on other health and safety topics for your workplace. In some cases, there may be a nominal fee. For more information or to schedule training, please contact Cecelia Gilligan Leto at 609-882-6100, Ext. 308 or cgilliganleto @ njwec.org (no spaces).