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  • aftermath
  • WASHINGTON-The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$65 million loan to Costa Rica for the first Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option (CAT DDO)aimed at providing a source of immediate financing in the aftermath of a major natural disaster. (preventionweb.net)
  • This instrument will help Costa Rica to better address its immediate funding needs in the aftermath of natural disasters. (preventionweb.net)
  • This research will provide urgent and critical information on microbiological water quality in the aftermath of a natural disaster," said Kapoor. (utsa.edu)
  • In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake , the Gulf of Mexico oil spill , the Japan tsunami and other disasters, Smiths and other firms are looking at how their products and services - many developed for military use - might be used in emergency response. (mcall.com)
  • The things most needed in the aftermath of a natural disaster are the same things you need to operate in Afghanistan,' said Loren Thompson, a Virginia-based military and defense analyst. (mcall.com)
  • Preparedness
  • So far, as part of my neighborhood unit, I've responded to the plane crash that killed New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle near the East River, directed traffic during a power failure, played the role of 'Rude Evacuee No. 1' in a city hurricane drill, passed out preparedness guides in 11 languages at subway stations and mixed the hot chocolate at a Red Cross evacuation center. (washingtonpost.com)
  • But I've also learned that my family's safety and the ability of my community and my nation to respond to major disasters might depend on my fellow citizens' preparedness. (washingtonpost.com)
  • In a separate effort, HHS s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is taking steps to establish a system to register HHS employees and other federal public health and medical personnel who are deployed to a disaster, but it has not completed this effort. (gao.gov)
  • hazards
  • This activity sheet outlines the hazards that apply to any response and recovery worker involved in recovering human remains and transferring them to a mortuary service facility for identification. (osha.gov)
  • The Matrix captures major activities involved in hurricane response and recovery, highlights many of the hazards associated with them, and recommends beneficial work practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other exposure control methods. (osha.gov)
  • These small non-coding ribose nucleic acids function to regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level and have been shown to participate in multiple disease pathways including cancer, heart disease, apoptosis, as well as immune responses to microbial hazards and occupational allergens. (frontiersin.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Before entering buildings or structures after a flood, an assessment of the potential hazards and exposure must be done. (osha.gov)
  • OSHA's Hazard Exposure and Risk Assessment Matrix provides information on tasks and operations associated with disaster response and recovery, and common and significant hazards that response and recovery workers might encounter. (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)
  • The growing U.S. adult population over age 65 remains disproportionately vulnerable to health hazards resulting from natural disasters. (springer.com)
  • No matter the type of workplace, disaster planning should take an "all-hazards" approach that demonstrates the flexibility to respond to any disruption in business continuity. (ohsonline.com)
  • Hazardous
  • Hazardous levels of noise exposure were particularly common among response and recovery workers involved in debris collection, debris reduction, site clearing, and transportation restoration activities. (osha.gov)
  • When workers are exposed to hazardous levels of noise, employers must enroll the workers in a hearing conservation program, similar to the one outlined in 29 CFR 1910.95(c) , OSHA's standard on occupational noise exposure. (osha.gov)
  • and whether neurobehavioral disorders caused by chronic low-dose exposure to neurotoxicants, which may manifest as psychological distress, are a public health phenomenon near hazardous waste sites. (cdc.gov)
  • or chronic exposure, as in residence near a leaking hazardous waste site can cause people to experience psychological uncertainty, worry, and chronic stress. (cdc.gov)
  • Baum and colleagues then looked for this same chronic stress response in a community located near a leaking hazardous waste site and found similar results. (cdc.gov)
  • These can include structural collapses, power outages, and hazardous material exposures. (ohsonline.com)
  • Acute
  • People who viewed or listened to coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings for six or more hours a day in the week following the disaster experienced acute stress comparable to being at or near the bombings, Medical Xpress reported. (foxnews.com)
  • In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , researchers surveyed 4,675 people two to six weeks after the marathon bombings, in order to assess their acute stress responses. (foxnews.com)
  • Overall, people who consumed six or more hours of media coverage of the disaster each day were nine times more likely to experience high acute stress, compared to those who viewed less than one hour of media coverage daily. (foxnews.com)
  • With each additional hour that people consumed bombing-related media - whether through television, social media, video, print or radio - their acute stress response increased. (foxnews.com)
  • Prolonged media exposure can turn what was an acute experience into a chronic form of stress. (foxnews.com)
  • interplay
  • NIEHS research uses state-of-the-art science and technology to investigate the interplay between environmental exposures, human biology, genetics, and common diseases to help prevent disease and improve human health. (nih.gov)
  • 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)
  • Vikram Kapoor , an assistant professor in The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research microbial contaminants in southeast and south central Texas waterways following Hurricane Harvey. (utsa.edu)
  • Our research seeks to understand the extent of wastewater releases during Hurricane Harvey and monitor human exposure to pathogens," Kapoor said. (utsa.edu)
  • The release of these contaminants can pose a threat to humans in the areas affected by the storm, as seen by the two cases of bacterial infections that were traced back to the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey, one of which ended in the death of a 77-year-old Kingwood, Texas woman. (utsa.edu)
  • operations
  • Response and recovery operations occurred over a large physical area and encompassed a wide range of specific activities and operations. (osha.gov)
  • 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)
  • Operations conducted during the initial response, such as floodwater removal and search and rescue, are not represented in the data summarized here. (osha.gov)
  • Along with many others, The Humane Society of Canada knows that people and animals could and should and are being rescued from the disaster area, relying on the expertise and resources of human and animal rescue and relief teams working tirelessly alongside one another in search, rescue, relief and recovery operations. (humanesociety.com)
  • ripple effects
  • And what we're interested in knowing is do some of these decisions, do some of these actions that are taken during disaster recovery have ripple effects five, ten, 20 years later that actually counterintuitively increase risk over time rather than reduce risk over time. (science360.gov)
  • Large-scale damage to the power infrastructure from hurricanes and high-wind events can have devastating ripple effects on infrastructure, the broader economy, households, communities, and regions. (springer.com)
  • occur
  • He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Preparing your Emergency Response Plan and conducting regular drills and exercises will allow you to fine-tune your response so that, should an incident occur, you can quickly respond in a way that best fits the needs of your workers. (ohsonline.com)
  • federal disaster areas
  • NPDS and TDSHS provided CDC with information on all storm-related CO-related calls to poison centers during the surveillance period originating from Texas counties that were declared federal disaster areas. (cdc.gov)
  • OSHA compliance assistance officers will provide initial assistance in the three hardest hit counties of Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas - which the President today declared as federal disaster areas. (osha.gov)
  • assess
  • To assess the impact of storm-related CO exposures and to enhance prevention efforts, CDC analyzed data from five disparate surveillance sources on CO exposures reported during September 13--26 in counties of southeast Texas that were declared disaster areas by the federal government. (cdc.gov)
  • Each insured member has access to an experienced continuity planner who helps assess risk exposure and develop a customized plan that will enable faster return to municipal business after an event. (nlc.org)
  • symptoms
  • 001), such that depression symptoms increased with time for those with pre-employment disaster exposure only. (cambridge.org)
  • 001). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms did not vary significantly between exposure groups at baseline ( P =.61). (cambridge.org)
  • Depression symptoms increased with time for those with pre-employment disaster exposure only, even after controlling for social support. (cambridge.org)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms did not vary between exposure groups. (cambridge.org)
  • In North Carolina, a reported increase in persons presenting with asthma symptoms was postulated to be caused by exposure to mold ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • We further hypothesized that given the extent of the disaster and slowness of recovery, symptoms of posttraumatic stress and depression would not decrease after the first-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (cambridge.org)
  • A statistically significant decrease in the symptoms of posttraumatic stress or depression was not found within 18 months of Hurricane Katrina. (cambridge.org)
  • 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)
  • stressful
  • The storm of emotion following the hurricane increased risk for certain stressful life events, such as failing a grade in school, being sent away from home or having to live away from parents. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • People may not realize how stressful these media-based exposures are. (foxnews.com)
  • recovery
  • Response and recovery workers typically recover human remains by manually transferring them to a body bag and stretcher. (osha.gov)
  • this will help ensure that the animal remains stay intact and response and recovery workers will have less contact with body fluids. (osha.gov)
  • Response and recovery workers might need to shift debris, work in water, or enter enclosed areas to access remains. (osha.gov)
  • Response and recovery workers conducting this operation may be employed by Federal, State, local, and private employers. (osha.gov)
  • It is intended as a guide and quick reference for employers and response and recovery workers. (osha.gov)
  • OSHA Flood Response and Recovery Resources at http://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/flood/response.html . (osha.gov)
  • Results suggest that the severity of the traumas experienced from both the impact of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent recovery has important mental health implications for first responders. (cambridge.org)
  • 4. Fernando , DM , Hebert , B. Resiliency and recovery: lessons from the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. (cambridge.org)
  • 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)
  • This is troubling, because the more prepared a population is, the more effective the response to and recovery from a catastrophe will be. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The Disaster Recovery Program is offered in partnership with Agility Recovery Solutions. (nlc.org)
  • Access to Agility disaster recovery resources is driven by the member municipality's need for support, and is not tied to an insured event or a governmental disaster declaration. (nlc.org)
  • The Disaster Recovery Program began with NLC-RISC member pools subscribing individually to Agility for the benefit of their members. (nlc.org)
  • Agility Recovery Solutions is a former division of GE with 23 years disaster recovery and business continuity experience. (nlc.org)
  • These events are not clear-cut, easily defined disasters, and the slow onset and recovery may make the adjustment more difficult (17). (cdc.gov)
  • In the early days of the emergency response, there had been reports that some US government officials in specific disaster zones had been preventing animal rescue efforts in the mistaken belief that this would take resources away from the relief and recovery efforts that make the evacuation of people more orderly and effective. (humanesociety.com)
  • 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)
  • adverse
  • 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)
  • victims
  • It was used to successfully treat victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and now is being used to help autistic children recover from the effect of vaccine contaminants. (realityzone.com)
  • Based on our findings, we believe intervention efforts should include assessments of the prior experiences and psychological well-being of disaster victims. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • The twister, one of the worst in U.S. history, destroyed the main hospital in the town of 49,000, leaving no sterile place in which doctors could provide care to disaster victims. (mcall.com)
  • vulnerable
  • Burger B, Gochfeld M, Pittfield T, Jeitner C (2017) Responses of a vulnerable Hispanic population in New Jersey to Hurricane Sandy: access to care, medical needs, concerns, and ecological ratings. (springer.com)
  • It has been well-established in the disaster literature that while older adults are uniquely vulnerable to disasters and typically experience greater disaster loss, they receive less social and financial support after a disaster relative to other groups. (springer.com)
  • increases
  • We find that exposure to a hurricane during pregnancy increases the probability of complications of labor and delivery, and of abnormal conditions of the newborn such as being on a ventilator more than 30 minutes and meconium aspiration syndrome. (nber.org)
  • appropriations
  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) received some of this funding to establish health screening and monitoring programs for responders to the disaster and later received additional appropriations to fund treatment. (gao.gov)
  • human
  • Human remains are recovered from the disaster site and transferred to an approved facility that provides mortuary services. (osha.gov)
  • Fungal bioaerosols are ubiquitous in the environment and human exposure can result in a variety of health effects ranging from systemic, subcutaneous, and cutaneous infections to respiratory morbidity including allergy, asthma, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. (frontiersin.org)
  • MICHAEL: Cities and state and federal agencies in a disaster scenario, they go into an area, an affected area, and their aim is to reduce as much risk to public health and human well-being as possible. (science360.gov)
  • emergency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Emergency Response Resources at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emres/flood.html . (osha.gov)
  • Beatty ME, Phelps S, Rohner C, Weisfuse I (2006) Blackout of 2003: public health effects and emergency response. (springer.com)
  • To get a more ground-level view, I completed the 11-week, 33-hour training for New York City's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the civilian auxiliary force that helps the authorities during emergencies. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Emergency response, they say, could provide new growth opporutnites for some. (mcall.com)
  • Having a solid disaster plan with an Emergency Response Manual (ERM) is key to determining how a business survives and recovers. (ohsonline.com)
  • Your emergency plan should evoke the same response. (ohsonline.com)
  • As a result, HHS has not indicated whether its policies and actions following a disaster or emergency would apply these lessons. (gao.gov)
  • contaminants
  • If you are concerned over exposure to radioactive contaminants in the environment or food supply, the best way to decide if Folium pX would be of value is to hear from the people who have had experience with it. (realityzone.com)
  • catastrophic
  • This is just one instrument as part of a World Bank effort to deliver customized financial solutions and help plan efficient responses to catastrophic events. (preventionweb.net)
  • health
  • Mortality data came from medical examiners, public health officials, and hospitals for deaths in persons residing in counties in the disaster area. (cdc.gov)
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Hurricane and Flood Response Resources at http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/index.cfm?id=2472 . (osha.gov)
  • This report provides information on how to limit exposure to mold and how to identify and prevent mold-related health effects. (cdc.gov)
  • Evidence is included about assessing exposure, clean-up and prevention, personal protective equipment, health effects, and public health strategies and recommendations. (cdc.gov)
  • 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 findings suggest that the mental health consequences of Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, will be even greater. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • Understanding how rural areas are different when it comes to drug use and drug overdose deaths, including opioids, can help public health professionals identify, monitor, and prioritize their response to this epidemic. (govdelivery.com)
  • Since most persons over age 65 are eligible beneficiaries of Medicare Part A (i.e. inpatient hospital insurance that covers those over age 65, as well as younger people with certain conditions), concerns about adequate coverage and problems with using coverage to seek health care after a disaster should be mitigated to some extent by this factor. (springer.com)
  • What GAO Found: GAO identified five important lessons from the experience of the WTC health programs that could help with the development of responder health programs in the event of a future disaster. (gao.gov)
  • workers
  • Twenty percent of the 324 workers evaluated had noise exposure levels above OSHA's permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 90 decibels (dBA). (osha.gov)
  • But devices that started off as the communications lifeline for troops in Iraq now are used by aid workers in hurricanes and tsunamis. (mcall.com)
  • risk
  • The matrix can help employers make decisions during risk assessment that will protect their employees working in hurricane-impacted areas. (osha.gov)
  • CHARLIE: That brings us to risk exposure versus risk perception. (science360.gov)
  • Costa Rica has also made substantial progress in strengthening its institutional and legal framework and mainstreaming disaster risk management in its national development program. (preventionweb.net)
  • Agility is thus useful even in states that do not believe they have a serious hurricane, earthquake or flooding risk. (nlc.org)
  • Based on our experience, and that of others, and borne out in particular by the people most affected by the disaster, it instead had the opposite effect, as people understandably resisted leaving their special family members behind and refused to evacuate, increasing the risk to people and animals in the disaster zones. (humanesociety.com)
  • zones
  • Manufacturers are repurposing laptops built to withstand the rigors of the front lines of war zones for roles in earthquake and hurricane zones. (mcall.com)
  • struck
  • On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike struck the coast of Texas, leaving approximately 2.3 million households in the southeastern portion of the state without electricity ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • initial
  • To assist in navigating this rapidly evolving field, the aim of this review is to describe miRNAs in the framework of host recognition mechanisms and provide initial insight into the regulatory pathways in response to fungal exposure. (frontiersin.org)
  • continuity
  • This operation, the first of its kind, will help ensure that affected populations receive assistance as soon as possible after a disaster, and will support the continuity of development programs directed to alleviate and reduce poverty. (preventionweb.net)
  • preparation
  • These findings underscore the need for effective prevention messages during storm preparation, warnings, and response periods regarding the correct use of generators and the installation and maintenance of battery-powered CO detectors. (cdc.gov)
  • Preparation for a disaster should begin long before an event occurs. (ohsonline.com)