Though each situation is unique, any organization can be better prepared if it plans carefully, puts emergency procedures in place, and practices for emergencies of all kinds. We have provided helpful information for you and your company below.
Guidelines for Creation of Inclement Weather Preparedness Plan
The AGC Houston Safety Committee created this document to provide employers with tools and resources to support preparedness efforts.
OSHA Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides many resources online for creating emergency preparedness plans.
OSHA Emergency Preparedness and Response
These Emergency Preparedness and Response pages provide information on how to prepare and train for emergencies and the hazards to be aware of when an emergency occurs.
OSHA Disaster Cleanup & Recovery PPE Matrix
Workers engaged in disaster cleanup and recovery activities may be exposed to a variety of hazards. A comprehensive list of potential hazards and controls, sorted by common tasks, can be found in OSHA's Hurricane eMatrix. Specialized operations, such as electrical power restoration, hazardous materials response, or confined space entry require controls specified in the applicable OSHA standards.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA resources include the National Hurricane Center and forecasts.
Ensuring Food Safety in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster
If any type of unexpected emergency strikes your community, you may not have access to fresh food, water or electricity for days, maybe weeks. The City of Houston Health Department has published "Post Disaster Guidelines and Procedures" and offer additional resources related to food protection.