Online CDC Emergency Assessment Tool Now Available

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an Environmental Health Shelter Assessment Tool with the purpose of assisting environmental health practitioners in conducting a rapid assessment of shelter conditions during emergencies and disasters.

The tool is an assessment form that covers 14 general areas of environmental health, ranging from basic food and water safety to pet (companion animal) wellness. It allows for the documentation of immediate needs in shelters and can be easily modified to meet local needs.

The Environmental Health Shelter Assessment Tool is intended to:

  • Serve as a standardized instrument for rapidly assessing environmental health conditions in shelter facilities;
  • Assist in identifying and prioritizing health and safety issues in shelters;
  • Provide shelter management officials with data and an assessment of environmental health conditions and recommendations for improvement;
  • Capture data and create documentation for use in future planning and improvement of shelters.
  • The tool provides supplemental guidance and information that should be used in conjunction with existing plans, procedures, guidelines, resources, assets, authorities, and incident management systems. It is not a substitute for shelter preparedness and planning activities.

To develop the tool, CDC convened a working group of experts from local, state, federal, academic, and non-governmental institutions including the American Red Cross. For more information, go to www.emergency.cdc.gov/shelterassessment.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - April 2019

    April 2019

    Featuring:

    • ELECTRICAL SAFETY
      Taking the Guesswork Out of De-Energizing Industrial Equipment 
    • VISION PROTECTION
      Four Simple and Effective Ways to Avoid Digital Eye Strain
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      PPE the Automotive Industry Needs to Invest In
    • FIRE SAFETY
      Eliminate 10 Fire Hazards That May Be in Plain Sight
    View This Issue