Today (June 1) officially marks the beginning of the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center forecast a 75-percent likelihood of 13 to 17 named storms.
Some immediate tips for employers and employees to prepare for the season include:
- Have a plan in place for protecting yourself in the event of a hurricane.
- Consider making provisions for family members who cannot plan for themselves.
- Have available food, water, extra personal medications, and other emergency supplies.
- Follow the instructions of officials concerning emergency actions including evacuations.
OSHA’s Hurricane eMatrix is just one the many resources available on the agency’s Hurricane Recovery Web page for staying safe during this hurricane season and preventing workplace injuries and illnesses during cleanup and recovery. Look for more safety and health “QuickTips” in the next issue.
“QuickTips” from QuickTakes
OSHA QuickTakes, June 1, 2007 Â· Volume 6, Issue 11