Health Care for Hurricane Sandy Workers and Volunteers
Hurricane response and clean-up activities can put your physical health and emotional well-being at risk. For those workers and volunteers responding to Hurricane Sandy, you might be exposed to physical hazards and emotional stressors during the course of your work or volunteer effort.
Such hazards might include:
- Electrical hazards, such as electrocution from downed wires. Be extra cautious around downed wires that might still be alive with electricity.
- Injuries from electric- or gas-powered tools, including chain saws. Always wear a full face mask, gloves and hearing protection when using a chain saw.
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and contaminated water
- Traumatic and stressful situations
How can the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers help me?
Our doctors, nurses, and social workers have over 30 years of experience in the identification and treatment of occupational and environmental health problems. We can provide:
- Confidential medical exams and treatment for health problems related to your Hurricane Sandy work
- Confidential counseling services to help you cope with the emotional stress of your Hurricane Sandy work
- Social work services to help you identify benefits and resources you and your family might need
- Assistance with Workers' Compensation, line-of-duty injury, and other benefits to which you may be entitled
How Much Do Services Cost?
No one will be turned away due to an inability to pay. If you are eligible for Workers' Compensation or line-of-duty injury benefits, you will not be billed. For charges not covered by workers' compensation, line-of-duty injury, or other insurance, we have a sliding fee scale.
How do I get help?
If you think you have been injured or made ill by your Hurricane Sandy work or volunteer activities, please contact the Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff Centers for Occupational Medicine at 212-241-5555.
We have clinic locations in:
1468 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10029
1020 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
For more information, please visit our website Mount Sinai Occupational Medicine.
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