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  • OSHA
  • Although all the listed operations occurred regularly during this period, debris reduction, recycling, and disposal were the most prominent tasks and, therefore, were the activities where OSHA most frequently evaluated worker exposures. (osha.gov)
  • The Hazard Exposure and Risk Assessment Matrix for Hurricane Response and Recovery Work provides a general overview of particular topics related to current OSHA standards. (osha.gov)
  • OSHA monitored the exposures of hurricane response and recovery workers to a variety of hazards including noise, dust (particulates), silica, asbestos, gas and vapors, and metals. (osha.gov)
  • Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe's extensive incident reporting and investigation module. (ohsonline.com)
  • All the data shows no toxic air concentrations from the oil spill where work is being performed," is what OSHA spokesperson Jason Surbey told me on Friday, May 21st. (scienceblogs.com)
  • When I asked OSHA about the source of the exposure monitoring data that led to the "no toxics air concentrations" assessment, Surbey told me that OSHA has been reviewing "exposure monitoring plans and the monitoring results for response workers conducted by BP and third-party industrial hygiene contractors. (scienceblogs.com)
  • EPA's air monitoring data through May 21st shows levels of benzene, naphthalene, and toluene above the OSHA reporting limit. (scienceblogs.com)
  • spill response
  • All workers involved in the oil spill response and cleanup have the right to a safe workplace just as they would in any other job. (osha.gov)
  • What's been difficult from the human health point of view is that it's been difficult to characterize the different constituents in the crude oil," said NIEHS Worker Education Training Program director Chip Hughes during a May 25th Partnerships for Environmental Public Health update on the Gulf oil spill response. (scienceblogs.com)
  • disasters
  • Some of the estimates in this literature may be affected by small samples, omitted variables, endogenous mobility in response to disasters, and errors in the measurement of gestation, as well as by a mechanical correlation between longer gestation and the probability of having been exposed. (nber.org)
  • To estimate changes in the cost and utilization of Medicare among beneficiaries over age 65 who have been impacted by a natural disaster, we merged publically available county-level Medicare claims for the years 2008-2012 with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) data related to disasters in each U.S. County from 2007 to 2012. (springer.com)
  • While case studies of individual disasters can effectively characterize the impacts of a single type of disaster on health outcomes and health systems utilization in a specific geographic location, comparative data using common measurements over time and across locations are generally not available. (springer.com)
  • Few published research data in the U.S. have specifically examined the impact of disasters on the older adult's cost and utilization of Medicare after disasters. (springer.com)
  • MICHAEL: We decided to focus on the interplay with respect to infectious disease because in many respects responses to catastrophes and disasters really trying to diminish risk exposure. (science360.gov)
  • And so if you think about what disasters bring about-- flooded landscapes or the built environment being broken-- the idea is that through recovery processes the decisions that are made to change the environment can change an exposure risk. (science360.gov)
  • Observations of agricultural performance after extreme climatic events (hurricanes and droughts) in the last two decades have revealed that resiliency to climate disasters is closely linked to farms with increased levels of biodiversity. (springer.com)
  • What becomes of communities and regions after disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods? (planning.org)
  • Harvey
  • Hurricane Harvey caused industrial facilities in Texas to release an extra 5.98 million pounds of pollution into the air, according to the most recent analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund: the pollutants benzene and toluene, both carcinogens, as well as a brew of other chemicals that can irritate eyes and exacerbate respiratory problems. (apr.org)
  • One of the many preparations for Hurricane Harvey included EPA, TCEQ, and other monitoring entities temporarily removing approximately 75 percent of the stationary air monitoring equipment from the greater Houston, Corpus Christi, and Beaumont areas. (apr.org)
  • In preparation for Hurricane Harvey, approximately 75 percent of the stationary air monitoring equipment in these areas was temporarily removed. (texas.gov)
  • 2017
  • Of the available air monitoring data collected from August 24-September 2, 2017, all measured concentrations were well below levels of health concern. (apr.org)
  • hazards
  • The Matrix captures major activities involved in hurricane response and recovery, highlights many of the hazards associated with them, and recommends 'best practices. (osha.gov)
  • Employers are required to protect workers from the anticipated hazards associated with the response and recovery operations that workers are likely to conduct. (osha.gov)
  • As part of this effort, employers should evaluate each task and operation, identify the hazards associated with it, and establish the exposure controls necessary to adequately protect workers. (osha.gov)
  • Such a surveillance program will help CDC and state and local public health officials refine the guidelines for exposure avoidance, personal protection, and clean-up and assist health departments to identify unrecognized hazards. (cdc.gov)
  • On Florida's Gulf Coast, despite chronic exposure to natural hazards, coastal communities are growing in population and economic scale. (duke.edu)
  • This paper assumes the effects of hazards are reflected in annual economic and population data for the year following the hazard. (duke.edu)
  • traumatic
  • Information was obtained on experiences during Hurricane Ike, lifetime traumatic events, and mental health and functioning before and after the hurricane, as well as between survey waves (including assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and suicidality). (umich.edu)
  • 2000). In addition to higher rates of exposure to traumatic violence, African American, Hispanic, and Native American individuals demonstrate higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) even after controlling for levels of traumatic exposure and other demographic variables (APA, 2013). (nasponline.org)
  • Traumatic experiences and exposure to community violence can contribute to dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which in turn can manifest as either hypoarousal or hyperarousal in response to different routine or distressing stimuli (Lynch, 2003). (nasponline.org)
  • adequately
  • Both CDC and the American Society of Safety Engineers wrote reminders to the public that the Atlantic hurricane season lasts until Nov. 30, so Americans living far beyond the reach of Isaac need to be adequately prepared. (ohsonline.com)
  • TCEQ
  • As these monitors were re-established and began collecting data, the TCEQ provided daily air quality updates on this webpage. (texas.gov)
  • OSHA's
  • The results of current hurricane-related worker sampling can be found on OSHA's Website . (osha.gov)
  • OSHA's comprehensive lead in construction standard 29 CFR 1926.62 ) will be located, how the data in the records will be communicated to workers, how the records will be maintained, and how to access the records. (osha.gov)
  • Whose data will be used for decision making, OSHA's or the BP contractor's? (scienceblogs.com)
  • storms
  • we also suggest estimation methods that correct for omitted unobserved fixed characteristics of the mother, endogenous moving in response to storms, and the above mentioned correlation between gestation length and exposure. (nber.org)
  • Just as we track hurricanes when they begin as a tropical storm, we must track wild migratory birds and the viral storms they carry over oceans and continents and share that data with the world," said Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT), who recently introduced the Global Network for Avian Influenza Surveillance Act and has been working with congressional leaders to address this gap in US surveillance efforts. (rxpgnews.com)
  • disaster
  • First, registering all responders during a response to a disaster could improve implementation of screening and monitoring services. (gao.gov)
  • President Obama signed major disaster declarations for Louisiana and Mississippi on Aug. 29 as Isaac, a hurricane now downgraded to a tropical storm, moved slowly to the northwest across Louisiana. (ohsonline.com)
  • Additional research using individual-level data is needed to address limitations and determine the impacts of the substitution of services (e.g., inpatient rehabilitation for home health) that may be occurring in disaster affected areas during the post-disaster period. (springer.com)
  • mold
  • There is one certainty, however - the severity of illnesses which some of those having significant mold exposure are known to have experienced. (counterpunch.org)
  • This report provides information on how to limit exposure to mold and how to identify and prevent mold-related health effects. (cdc.gov)
  • 48 hours will generally support visible and extensive mold growth and should be remediated, and excessive exposure to mold-contaminated materials can cause adverse health effects in susceptible persons regardless of the type of mold or the extent of contamination. (cdc.gov)
  • In North Carolina, a reported increase in persons presenting with asthma symptoms was postulated to be caused by exposure to mold ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • worker
  • Each employer is also responsible for preserving, maintaining, and providing workers with access to worker exposure and medical records in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1020 . (osha.gov)
  • victims
  • The National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence conducted in 2011 indicated that 41.2% of children had been victims of physical assault within the last year, with 10.1% of these incidents causing physical injury and 6.2% of the incidents including the use of a weapon (Finkelhor, Turner, Shattuck, & Hamby, 2013). (nasponline.org)
  • adolescents
  • Although the short-term mental health consequences of Hurricane Andrew have been documented, the study of sociology doctoral student and lead author David Russell and professors John Taylor and Donald Lloyd of adolescents is the first to show that it had long-term effects on mental health. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • The researchers studied data from 975 Miami-Dade County adolescents who lived through Hurricane Andrew to assess psychological distress before, during and five to seven years after the storm. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • The shockingly high prevalence of exposure to violence among America's children and adolescents highlights the importance to school psychologists of understanding the effects of violence and effective intervention strategies. (nasponline.org)
  • Rates of exposure to violence are also higher among adolescents from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds. (nasponline.org)
  • Observations
  • Coupled with observations of the Inuvialuit, satellite data confirm that summer sea ice extent has declined nearly 50% between 1978 and 2003 across large portions of the Beaufort Sea ( 12 ). (pnas.org)
  • symptoms
  • We found that people who experienced prior stressful events and who had pre-existing symptoms of psychological distress were more adversely affected by exposure to hurricane-related stressful events," Russell said. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • assess
  • Only Respond provides a comprehensive scientific viewpoint during the storm event when your analysts are under pressure to assess financial impacts and adjust operational response. (aer.com)
  • analysis
  • View Respond forecast and analysis in Hurricane Isaac Rewind . (aer.com)
  • This work included: test program design and operation, data analysis, preparation of engineering reports, and technical presentations. (lawsonline.com)
  • available
  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. (umich.edu)
  • No downloadable data files available. (umich.edu)
  • For workers comp, there is much available data, advances in the way insurers calibrate their underwriting and pricing, and a wave of claims-based modeling. (riskmanagementmonitor.com)
  • We released our data as it became available," says acting EPA Regional Administrator Sam Coleman. (apr.org)
  • There was not enough data available in the 2015-2016 period to calculate a representative 12-month average for the Port Arthur monitor for comparison to current values. (texas.gov)
  • Respond
  • Who uses the Respond Service for hurricane? (aer.com)
  • The number of cyber attacks and data breaches are increasing, and the costs to respond to such incidents are also increasing. (jdsupra.com)
  • years
  • Think that's not important, well you might think again…because new rat research aims to provide urban communities better data on disease carrying dangers and where to look for them after the storm 5, 10, even 20 years in the future. (science360.gov)
  • The Equifax data breach has dominated news headlines for weeks, and Equifax will be dealing with the legal and financial fallout from the breach for many years. (jdsupra.com)
  • access
  • Please log in so we can determine if you are with a member institution and have access to these data files. (umich.edu)
  • We were working with both the state and others to make sure we could access all areas safely and make sure our data collection would be done in a consistent and statistically valid manner. (apr.org)
  • prevent
  • The agency recommends printing all important resources before a hurricane strikes, noting power outages during and after a hurricane can prevent someone from accessing information online when he or she most needs it. (ohsonline.com)
  • equipment
  • Some of the highest noise exposures (above the PEL of 90 dBA) were associated with operating heavy equipment, chippers, chain saws, and industrial vacuums. (osha.gov)
  • He has also prepared engineering reports and provided testimony as an expert witness on behalf of fuel companies, equipment manufacturers, and others on issues that include combustion forensics, product liability, carbon monoxide exposure, fires, fuel oil leaks, equipment malfunctions, soot damage, and personal injury. (lawsonline.com)
  • frequently
  • Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware that companies are suffering cyber attacks that jeopardize sensitive company or customer data more and more frequently. (jdsupra.com)
  • likely
  • Russell said the findings likely underestimated the true psychological impact of Hurricane Andrew because those most adversely affected by the hurricane may have relocated from the Miami-Dade area, and thus would have been left out of the follow-up surveys. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • nature
  • Due to the sensitive nature of the restricted data, users will need to complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement before they can obtain the restricted version. (umich.edu)
  • There's tremendous concern about the nature of the exposures going on right now given what we don't know about the constituents of the crude," said Hughes, whose presentation included a photograph of a response worker's hands drenched in red-brown liquid oil. (scienceblogs.com)
  • children
  • Rates of exposure to community violence are especially high among children living in urban, low-income, predominantly racial/ethnic minority communities. (nasponline.org)
  • public
  • Public and restricted versions of the data are included in this collection. (umich.edu)
  • Numeric variables with sensitive information has been recoded using top and bottom coding methods to protect respondent confidentiality in the public version of the data. (umich.edu)
  • place
  • The American Society of Safety Engineers advice concerns crisis management and the importance of having an emergency plan in place when a contingency situation, such as a hurricane, happens at work, at home, or in a community. (ohsonline.com)
  • Federal Emerge
  • Why GAO Did This Study: Following the World Trade Center (WTC) attack, the Congress appropriated more than $8 billion to the Department of Homeland Security s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency for response and recovery activities. (gao.gov)
  • among
  • In a single study after Hurricane Katrina, the rate of physician office visits among Medicare Advantage (i.e. (springer.com)
  • APA has assembled the best one-stop shopping list of mitigation, recovery, and response resources that we could identify among federal agencies and some national nonprofits. (planning.org)
  • operations
  • Response and recovery operations occurred over a large physical area and encompassed a wide range of specific activities and operations. (osha.gov)
  • Operations conducted during the initial response, such as floodwater removal and search and rescue, are not represented in the data summarized here. (osha.gov)
  • Gain increased visibility into your business' operations and safety data. (ohsonline.com)
  • result
  • We're also concerned because they've been in there 18 months, and even a low level could result in large cumulative exposure," she told the Washington Post. (pbs.org)
  • include
  • CDC's hurricane readiness tips are posted at www.cdc.gov/Features/HurricanePreparedness/ and include preparing emergency supplies in advance, heeding evacuation orders, how to get through the storm as safely as possible if ordered not to evacuate, and protecting pets. (ohsonline.com)