The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is warning Tennessee residents to be safe when cleaning up after recent storms.
According to OSHA, only workers with the proper training, equipment and experience should clean up after severe weather. Hazards can include downed power lines and unstable structures.
OSHA maintains a comprehensive website to keep disaster site workers safe during tornado and storm cleanup and recovery operations.
Individuals involved in recovery efforts may also call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or visit www.osha.gov to reach local representatives who can provide on-site assistance. The Tennessee OSHA Office can be reached at 615-741-2793.