ICS Magazine

ASCR offers safety tips for hurricane volunteers

July 14, 2006
The Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration has published guidelines to help volunteers returning from rebuilding efforts along the Gulf Coast return to their homes "safe and healthy."

The guidelines describe the major physical dangers that may be encountered; address the emotional aspects of what volunteers may be seeing or feeling; provide practical information for personal hygiene, personal protective equipment and tools; and outline basic cleanup procedures for structures impacted by rain damage, storm surges or floodwaters. The guidelines are available at www.ascr.org/referrals/clearinghouse.cfm.