Walnut Creek, CA, Nov. 7, 2012
– In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the massive disaster relief efforts it will require, ClickSafety, a leading provider of online safety training, is offering its disaster awareness course for contractors, Safety and Health During Disaster Recovery, FREE of charge. The free course is available to any contractor directly involved in disaster recovery efforts 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, ClickSafety
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. Consequently 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, general industry and other workers such as hazardous materials responders, 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 to 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 by including topics such as 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, please visit ClickSafety.com/FreeSafetyCourse.