N.C. Labor Department to provide Matthew assistance


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – The North Carolina Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry has directed the Occupational Safety and Health Division to provide assistance to those impacted areas during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost their loved ones, homes and businesses,” Berry said. “Our job now, as safety and health professionals, is to make sure the recovery and cleanup go without incidence.”

Assistance will begin in 17 counties and will be extended to additional counties as flood waters subside.

The OSH Division will distribute various types of personal protection equipment needed after a disaster, including earplugs, hard hats, work gloves and safety glasses. The division will also distribute safety and health educational material.
“Our goal is to help bring some relief to the communities affected most by Hurricane Matthew,” Berry said.

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