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Disaster Site Worker Procedures
OSHA revises Disaster Site Worker guidelines to improve worker training program.
New documents include Program Requirements* and separate Industry Procedures for Construction*, General Industry*, Maritime*, and Disaster Site Worker*.

Outreach Training Program

Disaster Site Worker

The Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program is a training program for Disaster Site Workers who provide skilled support services, (e.g. utility, demolition, debris removal, or heavy equipment operation) or site clean-up services in response to natural and man-made disasters. Specifically, it is recognized that all workers at disaster sites need to be aware of the differences between disaster sites and regular construction or demolition worksites and be able to inspect, don, and doff air-purifying respirators. Also, the program will make management and labor aware that pre-incident training is essential for ensuring disaster site worker safety and health.

Through the program, individuals who complete a four day OSHA trainer course are authorized to teach the Disaster Site Worker Course #7600. Authorized trainers can receive OSHA course completion cards for their students.

This training does not fulfill requirements under OSHA's HAZWOPER standard. For more information, please see the Hazardous Waste Safety and Health Topics page.

In Focus

  • Program Requirements February 2013 [PDF*]
  • OSHA has published on its website a number of Safety and Health Guides that provide an overview of worker hazards related to various emergencies. They are useful as quick references or as the starting points for discussions of various types of emergencies in an all-hazards Disaster Site Worker Course [more...]

Outreach Training Program | Construction Industry | General Industry | Maritime Industry | Disaster Site Worker

* Accessibility Assistance: Contact the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education at (847) 759-7700 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

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