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We want you to know that Hurricane season officially started on June 1, 2013 - Are you prepared?

Prepare yourself before the storm! Stauffer Glove & Safety has a variety of First Aid Supplies, Lighting & Batteries, Rain Wear and more to keep you safe!


 

                      2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Summary Map
First system formed June 5, 2013
Last system dissipated Season currently active
Strongest storm Andrea – 992 mbar (hPa) (29.31 inHg), 65 mph (100 km/h)
Total depressions 3
Total storms 3
Hurricanes 0
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 0
Total fatalities 6 total
Total damage Unknown
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2011, 2012, 2013, Post-2013
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Hurricanes are a form of tropical cyclones that are capable of causing devastating damage to communities. Hurricanes are storm systems with circulating air and sustained wind speeds of 74 miles per hour or higher. The strongest hurricanes can have wind speeds exceeding 155 miles per hour. Areas on the Atlantic Coast, near the Gulf of Mexico, as well as parts of the Southwestern United States are vulnerable to hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November and peaks between August and October. This page provides information on hurricane warnings, hazards that hurricanes cause, and precautions that workers and employers should take after a hurricane has occurred.

The Preparedness page outlines the warnings and watches used for hurricanes, including the five categories used to rate the strength of a hurricane. The page also contains information on creating evacuation plans and supply kits.

The Response/Recovery page features a link to OSHA’s Hurricane eMatrix, which features information on hazard exposures and risk assessments for hurricane response and recovery work. The information in the matrix is organized based on the types of activities performed so that it is easy for workers to identify the precautions they should take based on the tasks they will be performing.

The table below provides more information about the 5 categories in the Saffir-Simpson scale, which is used to describe the strength of a hurricane. The table includes the wind speeds and likely damage impacts for a hurricane in each category.

Scale Number
(Category)

Sustained Winds
(MPH)

Damage

1

74-95

Minimal: Unanchored mobile homes,
vegetation and signs.

2

96-110

Moderate: All mobile homes, roofs,
small crafts, flooding.

3

111-130

Extensive: Small buildings, low-lying
roads cut off.

4

131-155

Extreme: Roofs destroyed, trees
down, roads cut off, mobile homes
destroyed. Beach homes flooded.

5

More than 155

Catastrophic: Most buildings
destroyed. Vegetation destroyed.
Major roads cut off. Homes flooded.

Employer Responsibilities

Each employer is responsible for the safety and health of its workers and for providing a safe and healthful workplace for its workers. Employers are required to protect workers from the anticipated hazards associated with the response and recovery operations that workers are likely to conduct. For additional information on Workers' Rights, Employer Responsibilities, and other services OSHA offers, visit OSHA’s Compliance Assistance/Outreach Page, Workers Page and Publications.

 

Courtesy of United States Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration