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Emergency Preparedness and Response -- Safety and Health

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View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Emergency Evacuation Checklist

It is essential that occupants can quickly and safely evacuate the workplace in the event of an emergency. Workers should be involved in developing and updating the emergency plan. It is important to...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1348.cfm
View Resource Are You Prepared? A Guide to Emergency Planning in the Workplace

The tragic events in September of 2001 have increased feelings of vulnerability and uncertainty in this country. Thousands died at the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and in the airliner that...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1342.cfm
View Resource Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After a Disaster

Fact sheet, flyers, public service announcements, guidelines, and reports on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to protect yourself after a disaster.

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/carbonmonoxide.asp
View Resource Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act (Public Law 106-40)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (CEPPO), and the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) maintain this site that...

http://www.dotcr.ost.dot.gov/documents/ycr/PL106-40.pdf
View Resource Effective Disaster Warnings - Report by the Working Group on Natural Disaster Information Systems Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction

This report describes and recommends ways to improve alert systems in order to reduce loss of lives, property, and economic activity caused by natural and man-made disasters.

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25972/
View Resource Guidance for Protecting Building Environments from Airborne Chemical Biological or Radiological Attacks - NIOSH

This document provides preventive measures that building owners and managers can implement promptly to protect building air environments from a terrotist release of chemical, biological or...

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2003-136/2003-136b.html
View Resource Lessons from PPP2000: Living with Earth's Extremes-Report from the PPP2000 Working Group to the Office of Science and Technology Policy Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction

This book is a series of reports summarizing discussions and recommendations from a series of forums about strategies to deal with natural disaster. The focus is on changing human behavior and...

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25976/
View Resource Natural Disasters and Weather Emergencies: Flooding

Disaster preparation procedures for homeowners and small businesses. Also en español.

http://www.epa.gov/naturaldisasters/flooding.html
View Resource Respirator Fact Sheet: What you should know in deciding whether to buy escape hoods, gas masks, or other respirators for preparedness for home or work

This site provides information and recommendations concerning the criteria one must consider when selecting respiratory protective equipment for work and at home.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/factsheets...
View Resource Surviving the FEMA Aftermath

FEMA?s inability to meet emergency housing needs is a national scandal. Victims of the 2005 hurricanes have lived in cramped, unsafe housing for more than two years. On February 14th, 2008, the C...

http://www.fas.org/programs/energy/btech/about/Surviving%20t...

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