Press ReleaseDate: 11-14-12
Name: Jerry Carey Phone: 856-566-6171
Free Webinar Addresses Safety Issues Related to Hurricane Sandy Clean-up Efforts
“Safety Issues with Clean-up from Hurricane Sandy – What to Look for and How to Protect Yourself” will be led by John Malool, MS, of the UMDNJ-School of Public Health, and will be based on lessons learned during clean-up efforts supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Webinar participants will benefit from expert advice regarding hazards seen and unseen left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and will be able to participate in a question and answer session following the presentation.
Anyone interested in participating in the webinar can do so by logging onto the webinar's website at 2 p.m. on Fiday.
More information about the webinar is available by calling Karen Dunning, UMDNJ-School of Public Health, at 732-235-5017.
Journalists who want additional information can contact Jerry Carey, UMDNJ Public Affairs, at (856) 566-6171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Jersey/New York Hazardous Materials Worker Training Center provides training programs that provide workers with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials that may be encountered during activities involving hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation and/or emergency response. A major objective of the Center is to prevent and reduce disability, morbidity and mortality due to potential risks during hazardous waste operations and emergency response through effective health and safety training. Center members include the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, New Jersey State Police (NJSP), New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), New York City District Council of Carpenters-Labor Technical College, the University at Buffalo and the Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) in Puerto Rico.
The project described is supported by Award Number U455ES006179 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The content is solely the responsibility of the sponsoring agencies and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences or the National Institutes of Health.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) is New Jersey’s only health sciences university with more than 6,000 students on five campuses attending three medical schools, the State’s only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and New Jersey’s only school of public health. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, which provides a continuum of health care services with multiple locations throughout the state.