Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Jan 13, 2017
MEDLINEplus: Chemical Weapons


nformation includes: latest news, general overview, alternative therapy, coping, prevention and screening, research, specific conditions, organizations, children.

Source: NLM

Jan 13, 2017
Disaster Information Mangement Research Center: Biological Warfare


This site provides access to links throughout the U.S. government pertaining to disaster information and research.

Source: NLM

Jan 13, 2017
Emergency Response Resources


This page provides information to help protect emergency responders in the event of a terrorist attacks. It links to information on response to the World Trade Center attacks. This page also offers access to information on other important elements of a terrorism response such as Safeguarding Building Ventilation, Bloodborne Infectious Disease, Chemical Hazards and Anthrax.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 01, 2008
Guidance on Emergency Responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Response to CBRN Terrorism Incidents


This guidance document provides local, State and Federal emergency response entities with comparison information on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration/ Environmental Protection Agency (OSHA/EPA) Protection Levels based on performance standards for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) hazards

Source: NIOSH

Apr 01, 2008
U.S. National Response Team


The U.S. National Response Team (NRT) provides technical assistance, resources and coordination on preparedness, planning, response and recovery activities for emergencies involving hazardous substances, pollutants and contaminants, oil, and weapons of mass destruction in natural and technological disasters and other environmental incidents of national significance.

Source: NRT

Dec 01, 2007
Dirty Bombs


This webpage sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) provides useful information on radiological dispersion devices (RDDs), also known as "dirty bombs".

Source: NIEHS

Dec 01, 2004
OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-based First Receivers of Victims from Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances


This document is designed to provide hospitals with practical information to assist them in developing and implementing emergency management plans that address the protection of hospital-based emergency department personnel during the receipt of contaminated victims.

Source: OSHA

Apr 01, 2003
CDC Smallpox Webpage


Smallpox research in the United States continues and focuses on the development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests to protect people against smallpox in the event that it is used as an agent of bioterrorism. This page provides information on the agent.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 01, 2003
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Bioterrorism


The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and the subsequent bio-terrorist releases of anthrax have led to an increased awareness of workplaces as possible terrorist targets. Specific OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages are available on Plague, Ricin, Smallpox, Tularemia and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs).

Source: OSHA

Apr 01, 2003
MEDLINEplus: Biodefense and Bioterrorism


Information includes: latest news, general overview, alternative therapy, coping, prevention and screening, research, specific conditions and agents, law and policies, organizations, children.

Source: NLM