Content provided by the CDC.
Get the right safety gear
· Hard hats
· N95 masks (or a respirator with a higher protection level)
· Heavy work gloves
· Waterproof boots with steel toe and insole (not just steel shank)
· Earplugs or protective headphones (if you’re working with noisy equipment)
· At least two fire extinguishers (each with a UL rating of at least 10A)
If sewage is involved, make sure to wear the following during your cleanup:
· Rubber boots
· Rubber gloves
Use teams to move heavy/bulky objects
· Have teams of at least two people work together to move heavy or bulky objects.
· Avoid lifting any material that weighs more than 50 pounds (per person).
Cleaning up your home can be a big job. Be sure to take care of yourself:
· Rest when you need to.
· Decide which cleanup tasks are most important and focus on those first. That way, you’re less likely to be overwhelmed.
· Get help lifting heavy or bulky objects. If you lift too much on your own, you could hurt yourself.
· Try to work with other people, so you aren’t alone.
· Get support from family members, friends, counselors, or therapists.