ABSTRACT

Information for 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Workers on Traumatic Incident Stress   [open pdf - 38KB]

"Workers must respond quickly to environmental disasters, both natural and human-caused. As a responder to the Gulf Oil Spill, you are at risk of experiencing stress from what mental health professionals refer to as a traumatic incident. A traumatic incident is one that may involve exposure to catastrophic events such as the disruption to the natural cycle of life including dead or struggling wildlife, and rapidly evolving situations that cause significant and long term economic consequences. This pamphlet describes a range of ordinary reactions that you may experience during response and recovery efforts or in the weeks or months following your work with this unprecedented disaster. It is important to monitor your health and well being during this entire period, even months after your involvement with response efforts have ceased. In addition to monitoring yourself, this pamphlet also provides guidance about managing stress reactions and fatigue."

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Date:
2010
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Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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pdf
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