Public Works Employees as First Responders
What is the role of public works employees in emergency management and what health and safety risks do they face?
- By David Kopf
- Sep 18, 2023
Public Works workers are often first on the scene at public emergencies and last to leave. Moreover, on any given day, they can be exposed to 50 different types of hazards or potential exposures. Well-known industry speaker, educator and writer Dr. Dennis Terpin joins the podcast to discuss the role of public works employees in emergency management; the common safety and health challenges facing them; and the need for designated safety officers in the realm of Public Works.
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David Kopf is the publisher and executive editor of Occupational Health & Safety magazine.