Natural disasters are a common occurrence across the Atlantic Coast and Southeast with hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding posing a serious risk to much of the region. Understanding the health and safety elements that can aid or hinder the recovery process is critical to assuring responder safety and operational effectiveness in these challenging environments.

Ready to Respond: The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services and our Southeastern OTI Education Center partners are ready to respond and will conduct free, on-site training addressing occupational safety and health hazards that may be encountered by responders, workers, supervisors and employers involved in disaster site response and cleanup operations along the Atlantic Coast and areas affected by Hurricane Michael.

Intended Audience: This training is recommended for anyone providing response, restoration or skilled support services (e.g. utility, demolition, tree and debris removal, or heavy equipment operation), site clean-up services and recovery activities including the rebuilding and reconstruction of the damaged areas.

This opportunity will only be available until March 31, 2019.

Areas of Training

  • Animal/insect bites

  • Biological hazards

  • Bloodborne pathogens

  • Chainsaw safety

  • Chemical/Hazmat/decon

  • Confined space

  • Construction caught in/struck by hazards

  • Crane rigger/signal person

  • Disaster area driving safety

  • Electrical/electrocution hazards

  • Emergency hemorrhage control

  • Employee rights

  • Employer responsibilities

  • Excavation safety

  • Fall protection

  • FEMA disaster marking system

  • Hand and power tool safety

  • Heavy equipment safety

  • Mold

  • Moving water safety

  • Respiratory hazards/protection

  • Scaffold safety

  • Silica safety

  • Slip trip fall

  • Water contamination

  • Work zone safety