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Audio News Release Transcript — September 5, 2008

Each year people are injured unnecessarily in clean up efforts after severe weather strikes. Storm clean up is dangerous and may create safety hazards for employees performing cleanup and recovery operations. Some of these hazards include falls from heights, carbon monoxide poisoning from generators, electrocution, lacerations from tree trimming and automobile injuries from working around roadways. But, you can stay safe.

I'm Ed Foulke, head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is committed to keeping all employees safe and healthy. Here is what you need to do: Wear personal protective equipment and make sure you know the correct safety measures before you begin working in a hazardous area. Visit, call 866-4-USA-DOL or askyour employer for more information about protecting yourself on the job.


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