Preparing For and Working Around Floods

Fly over of a flooded rural area, showing a floodedroad and a flooded farm.Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) is helping employers plan for workplace health and safety hazards in the event of flooding that may occur.  Employers should plan in advance for employees, facilities, materials, and chemical safety as a precaution.  We have compiled a list of web site resources for employers to review. Please take the time to evaluate and implement the precautionary measures appropriate for your employees, facility or work site prior to a flooding event occurring.

Rules (Not flood specific but hazards you may encounter) 

Training Materials

Construction

Electrical

Emergency Washing

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Videos

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Other Resources

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