Recovery work should not put you in the recovery room.
Recovery activity from yesterday’s storms can impact the safety and health of those performing cleanup and recovery activities.
The US Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has information to help workers and employers recognize and address the most common hazards (it’s good for the general public, too).
Some of the hazards associated with storm recovery work include:
Being struck by falling objects such as tree limbs and utility poles
Falls while working in aerial lifts or on ladders
Lacerations or amputations from unguarded or improperly operated chain saws and power tools
Heat exhaustion, heat stress, heat stroke
Electrocution due to downed power lines or downed objects in contact with power lines
Burns from fires caused by energized line contact or equipment failure
Oswego Police are urging residents to be careful due to downed trees throughout the city.
On Tuesday, July 8, the city of Oswego experienced high winds which caused some significant damage in the form of fallen trees, downed power lines, and various power outages throughout the City of Oswego.
Volunteers, river guides, and members of local environmental organizations will gather Saturday, July 12, at the Pine Grove Boat Launch near Selkirk Shores State Park for a community water chestnut pull on the Salmon River Estuary. Continue reading →