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New Illicit Drug Tool-Kit for First Responders
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) this month released a new virtual Tool-Kit and provides resources to help keep these workers safe when arriving on scene where illicit drugs, including fentanyl, are present or suspected to be present.
Illicit Drug Exposure: Tools for responders
These resources are found below, along with additional health and safety resources related to occupational exposure to synthetic opioids and the hazards associated with clandestine meth labs.
Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS)™
ERHMS Info Manager™ is a custom built software product that emergency responder organizations can use to implement the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS™) framework.
Fentanyl: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Emergency Responders
Fentanyl and its analogs pose a potential hazard to law enforcement, public health workers, and first responders who could unknowingly come into contact with these drugs in their different forms.
OSHA Hazard Exposure and Risk Assessment Matrix for Hurricane Response & Recovery Work
This tool offers users access to general recommendations, sampling and monitoring data, and employer/employee responsibilities applicable for any employers conducting response and recovery operations after a disaster.
Safety and Health Checklist for Voluntary and Community-Based Organizations Engaged in Disaster Recovery Demolition and Construction Activities
The purpose of this document is to provide voluntary and community-based organizations with a checklist outlining some of the hazards frequently encountered during disaster response and recovery operations.
NIOSH Emergency Response Resources: Natural Disasters
This page provides information and recommendations for emergency responders about the safety and health hazards associated with responding to natural disasters including tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, and wild fires
Oregon Office of Emergency Management: Earthquakes
Visit this site for access to resources from Oregon Office of Emergency Management related to earthquake response and preparedness, including publications and videos.