There are quite a few things that we can do after a storm to protect ourselves during cleanup. Some hazards that you may potentially face after a storm is floods, contaminated food and/or water, mold, chemicals and even unstable buildings and roads. During cleanup you will always want to protect your head by wearing a hard hat and also protect your eyes by wearing goggles. You also should wear a respirator if working near toxic spores so that you won’t damage your respiratory system.
- Over the years, several hurricanes have devastated many parts of the US.
- Even after the storms have passed, there are health hazards ranging from mosquitoes to back injuries from cleanup.
- Read on to find out what protective equipment you should wear when preparing to clean up after a hurricane or severe storm.
“other forms of protection should be worn to ensure the safety of those assisting in cleanup efforts.”