With the 2008 hurricane season now underway, Kimberly-Clark Professional has begun to provide useful information and resources on its Web site to help protect workers involved in hurricane response, cleanup and remediation efforts. This information can be found at www.kc-safety.com/hurricanerelief.
This year, experts at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center have projected a 90% chance of a near-normal or above-normal hurricane season. Because hurricane awareness and preparedness are two ways to help reduce the effects of a hurricane, Kimberly-Clark Professional has included the following information on its web site:
- Recommended guidelines on how to prepare for a hurricane, from the National Hurricane Center.
- Details on the kinds of protective equipment needed by workers in hurricane flood response situations, from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
- Hurricane-tracking information via the National Hurricane Center web site.
- Ways to protect hurricane relief workers from biological hazards as well as other hazards associated with severe weather cleanup and eco- remediation efforts, such as mold and infectious diseases.
- Information on hand protection for cleanup and remediation work.
- Suggestions on how to maintain personal hygiene in a severe weather situation.
- Cleaning task product recommendations.
For more information, visit www.kc-safety.com.