OSHA Hurricane Season Resources
Message from Doug Kalinowski, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Department of Labor
As the very active 2020 hurricane season continues, we wanted to remind everyone that September is National Preparedness Month and that OSHA has an Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage that provides information to protect workers responding to hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters. Please note that the hurricanes page highlights COVID-19 hurricane preparedness and response resources, including the FEMA COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season. Please share this information, as appropriate, with hurricane cleanup and recovery workers, employers, volunteers, and stakeholders.
NOTE: Individuals who sustain losses in impacted area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The website lists more than 70 types of available assistance from 17 federal agencies, including the Department of Labor, and allows individuals to both apply online and check the status of an application.