Barry Rice, CSP, reviews successful methods for preventing hand injuries, one of the most common injuries in restoration work. He provides advice on choosing the right glove and glove training implementation.
“By leveraging granular data for the increasing frequency and severity of catastrophes, we are able to see that more than 14.5 million homes were impacted to some degree by natural hazards in 2021. That’s about 1 in every 10 homes in the United States,” said Tom Larsen, CoreLogic’s principal, Industry Solutions.
Julie and Tony Roberts’ SERVPRO franchise in Henderson, Ky., is directly involved with CAT restoration work following the devastating tornadoes that touched down in December 2021, including one of the largest projects in the town of Mayfield, Ky.
What are the most important restoration tools and advancements for CAT, cleaning and disinfection, contents, fire and smoke, forensic, mold, and water damage work? We asked 14 industry experts to weigh in.
The oldest and most complex of the restoration disciplines, fire remediation work requires an understanding of how fire and combustion residues behave to effectively neutralize and return a structure to a livable state.Cole Stanton explores four fundamental chemistry subsets of fire damage and how each can impact restoration work.
Tractable, a company developing artificial intelligence for visual assessment and disaster recovery, has launched AI Property, a new solution that assesses damage to buildings caused by hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.
‘Tis the season for reflection and, keeping with tradition, we’re revisiting the most viewed – and listened to – elements of R&R from 2021. This year we’ve expanded our purview, adding two categories (news stories and podcast episodes) and sharing top-15 lists instead of top-10.
Developed by NCEI with data from NOAA, FEMA and academic institutions, this interactive NOAA mapping tool provides detailed information on a location’s susceptibility to weather and climate hazards that can lead to billion-dollar disasters — such as wildfires, floods, drought and heat waves, tornado outbreaks, and hurricanes.
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell has released the agency’s 2022-2026 FEMA Strategic Plan, outlining a bold vision and three ambitious goals designed to address key challenges the agency faces during a pivotal moment in the field of emergency management.