ClickSafety offers free Disaster Relief course online for contractors involved in Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery efforts.
Additional courses addressing common OSHA-identified hazards during
disaster recovery also available.
Walnut Creek, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 – In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the massive disaster relief efforts it requires, ClickSafety, a leading provider of online safety training, is offering its disaster awareness course, Safety and Health During Disaster Recovery, free to any contractor directly involved in disaster recovery for Hurricane Sandy, or any other event requiring relief efforts.
“Safety in the field is foundational to everything we believe in at ClickSafety,” said Brian Tonry, ClickSafety executive vice president and general manager. “Right now, there are countless construction professionals, first responders and volunteers working around the clock to help restore power, rebuild homes and businesses, and otherwise support people who have experienced disaster. We feel it is our responsibility to assist in ensuring the safety of those professionals. That’s what this course is about.”
Safety and Health During Disaster is a 35-minute online course which addresses OSHA’s position on the “Dangers Associated with Cleanup and Recovery from Hurricanes.” Designed to promote safety and health for construction, general industry and other workers like hazardous materials responders, the course reviews topics presented in OSHA’s position to include cleanup and recovery tasks and safe work practices to prevent injury, illness and potential death. Initially drafted to respond to hurricanes, the information presented in Safety and Health During Disaster also relates to other cleanup and recovery operations for both natural and man-made disasters.
“Recovery work should not put you in the recovery room,” said Marthe Kent, OSHA’s New England regional administrator. “Storm recovery work involves a wide range of safety and health hazards, which can be minimized by knowledge, safe work practices and personal protective equipment. OSHA wants to make certain that no casualties result from cleanup operations.”
In addition to its Safety and Health During Disaster course, ClickSafety also offers courses pertaining to the most common OSHA-identified hazards during disaster recovery, including topics like mold restoration, electrical hazards, demolition hazards and others.
To register for the free Safety and Health During Disaster course or for more information on other disaster recovery-related courses, visit www.clicksafety.com/FreeSafetyCourse/.
ClickSafety is a leader in online training solutions for the construction, environmental and general industries. It has delivered award-winning interactive safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide and was the first to offer both the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online.
Its course library has more than 300 courses – with 70 courses available in Spanish – developed by certified safety professionals and certified industrial hygienists. Key products include OSHA regulatory training for General Industry and Construction, as well as several web-based applications that manage risks associated with training large groups of employees, subcontractors and contract laborers.
ClickSafety was founded in 1999 and is based in the San Francisco Bay area. ClickSafety is a subsidiary of Ascend Learning, a leading provider of technology-based educational curriculum and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry and other vocational fields. It is renowned for delivering solutions that produce higher-performing student results at a lower cost, from nursing to health and fitness training to OSHA compliance and training.
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