“App of the Day” – WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)

WISER for iOS 3.1.1 Released & Important Ebola Resources‏ Download WISER for iOS here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wiser-for-ios/id375185381?mt=8

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OSHA Kicks Off 2013 “Water, Rest, Shade” Campaign For Working In The Summer Heat

OSHA Information OSHA Video - English OSHA Video - Spanish Contact: Adriano Llosa      Jesse Lawder Phone: 202-693-4686      202-693-4659 Email: llosa.adriano@dol.gov      lawder.jesse@dol.gov US Labor Department kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers Educational materials and mobile application available WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off … Continue reading OSHA Kicks Off 2013 “Water, Rest, Shade” Campaign For Working In The Summer Heat

Wild Tornado Weekend in Oklahoma, Kansas & Midwest – Are You Prepared?

Video Courtesy of TVNWeather.com By Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor: The start of spring brings blooming flowers, balmier temperatures and something else not so pleasant: the threat of tornadoes. Tornadoes are some of the toughest weather Mother Nature can dish out, often appearing with little warning and possessing strong winds that can cause serious damage. … Continue reading Wild Tornado Weekend in Oklahoma, Kansas & Midwest – Are You Prepared?

Hurricane App Debuts For Free from the American Red Cross

Connects to social networks to say 'I'm safe,' share weather data By Matt Hamblen August 1, 2012 12:07 PM ET  2nd Posting: October 29, 2012 Computerworld - A new, free hurricane app from the American Red Cross offers location-based NOAA weather alerts and lets users send a one-touch "I'm safe" message via social networks to … Continue reading Hurricane App Debuts For Free from the American Red Cross

Hurricane Sandy Emergency Information – October 29, 2012

This time-lapse animation shows Hurricane Sandy from the vantage point of geostationary orbit—35,800 km (22,300 miles) above the Earth. The animation shows Sandy on October 28, 2012, from 7:15 to 6:26 EDT. Light from the changing angles of the sun highlight the structure of the clouds. The images were collected by NOAA's GOES-14 satellite. The … Continue reading Hurricane Sandy Emergency Information – October 29, 2012

NOAA GOES Super Rapid Scan Imagery of Isaac at Landfall – August 29, 2012

    Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana in the evening of August 28, 2012. During the day, NOAA's GOES-14 satellite took images of the storm at 1 minute intervals, showing the development of Isaac from a tropical storm to a hurricane in great temporal detail. The imagery is from the visible channel and runs … Continue reading NOAA GOES Super Rapid Scan Imagery of Isaac at Landfall – August 29, 2012

Warmest Half Year On Record For U.S. Mainland, NOAA ‘State Of The Climate’ Reports

Yes, it really is getting hot out there. A new report finds that the past 12 months have been the warmest on record for the mainland United States. According to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center's "State of the Climate: National Overview for June 2012" report released Monday, the 12-month period from July 2011 to … Continue reading Warmest Half Year On Record For U.S. Mainland, NOAA ‘State Of The Climate’ Reports

Largest Solar Flare in 5 Years En Route – Expected to Arrive at 7:00 AM EST Thursday, March 8, 2012

The largest solar flare in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth around 7 a.m. EST Thursday (1200 GMT), according to forecasters at the federal government's Space … Continue reading Largest Solar Flare in 5 Years En Route – Expected to Arrive at 7:00 AM EST Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tornado Preparedness – Forecasters Unsure What to Expect This Tornado Season

Download a copy of the Red Cross Tornado Safety Guide Here: Tornado Safety - Red Cross Tornado season is starting, but don’t ask meteorologists how bad it will be this spring and summer. They don’t know. They’re having a hard enough time getting a fix on the likely path of storms expected in the next … Continue reading Tornado Preparedness – Forecasters Unsure What to Expect This Tornado Season

Insurers Worry 2012 Will Top 2011 for Record Weather Disasters

From floods that crippled countries, to mega cyclones, huge blizzards, killer tornadoes to famine-inducing droughts, 2011 has been another record-breaker for bad weather. While it is too early to predict what 2012 will be like, insurers and weather prediction agencies point to a clear trend: the world’s weather is becoming more extreme and more costly. … Continue reading Insurers Worry 2012 Will Top 2011 for Record Weather Disasters

OSHA Winter Storm Preparedness Tips & Guidelines

Preparedness Introduction Preparedness Response/Recovery Additional Resources It is important to monitor weather sources to be informed when a winter storm is possible and to be familiar with the terms used to describe the likelihood, immediacy, and conditions of a potential storm.  The box below provides information on the types of winter storm watches and warnings. … Continue reading OSHA Winter Storm Preparedness Tips & Guidelines

Michaels on Gulf Cleanup Workers: We Were Trying Not to Kill Them

May 25, 2011 10:58 AM, By Sandy Smith The greatest threat facing the Gulf Coast clean up workers following the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil leak wasn’t the murky, oily water or various safety hazards, says OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michaels. It was the summer weather found in the Gulf of Mexico. There were tens … Continue reading Michaels on Gulf Cleanup Workers: We Were Trying Not to Kill Them

Tsunami Warnings Now Faster, More Accurate Deep Sea Sensors, Sophisticated Modeling Software Enhance Prediction Efforts

As the deadly tsunami generated by Friday's massive earthquake off the coast of Japan headed toward the United States, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Center for Tsunami Research tracked its progress in real-time. Dozens of deep-ocean tsunami-monitoring sensors more than three miles beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean picked up … Continue reading Tsunami Warnings Now Faster, More Accurate Deep Sea Sensors, Sophisticated Modeling Software Enhance Prediction Efforts

The Safety of the Planet is Equally as Important as the Safety of Employees – NOAA Seeing Extremes & Effects

NOAA: 2010 ties for warmest year on record Just-concluded 2010 tied with 2005 for the warmest year ever recorded on the Earth's surface, the 34th straight year of global temperatures higher than the 20th Century average, reports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "In the contiguous United States, 2010 was the 14th consecutive year with … Continue reading The Safety of the Planet is Equally as Important as the Safety of Employees – NOAA Seeing Extremes & Effects