Body Recovery and Stress Management for Leaders and Supervisors   [open pdf - 56KB]

"The magnitude of death and destruction in this event require special measures to manage body recovery. Physical safety and security of body handlers takes priority over providing psychological counseling. Supervision is paramount in maintaining an organized, efficient work party for recovery efforts. Jurisdictional issues will be present and will not be easily resolved due to conflicts between investigative and recovery tasks. Provide a management structure to direct workers to where they are needed and provide supervision. One of the risks with a task of this magnitude is workers "getting lost" with no one who knows who or where they are. It is difficult to predict the kinds of psychological problems that any individual will have, however, the following management plan can help minimize later difficulties."

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