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By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An illustrated, interactive web-based training tool on anthrax, an acute infectious disease caused by a spore-forming bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax has received heightened attention recently because of its use as a biological warfare agent.
By US Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. An online, easy-to-use version of the most popular components of the CAMEO program: the chemical database and the reactivity prediction tool. It contains response recommendations for over 6,000 chemicals. The database also contains over 100,000 chemical synonyms and identification numbers, which aid emergency responders in identifying unknown substances during an incident.
Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Tool for Chem/Bio Protection of Buildings
By National Institute of Standards and Technology. The life-cycle cost analysis tool helps users make consistent comparisons of Chem/Bio protection strategies based on established economic evaluation practices. The wide range of Chem/Bio protection strategies, the permanence of investment-based solutions, and the expense of their installation, operation, and maintenance necessitate an evaluation tool that allows one to systematically and consistently evaluate competing alternatives.
Public Health Preparedness and Response Series (PH 461-467)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers public health preparedness and response and includes the courses PH 461 to PH 467: What is Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response?; Bioterrorism Preparedness & Response; Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Planning; Public Health Emergency Response Management; and Surveillance & Assessment in Public Health Emergencies.
Smallpox Preparedness: Considerations for Response Team Volunteers Webcast
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). State public health departments are working with local public health departments and hospitals to further develop their smallpox response plans, which include identifying healthcare workers and public health first responders to serve on Smallpox Response Teams. Pre-event vaccination of these Smallpox Response Teams will allow them to better protect the American public against smallpox attack. People who volunteer to receive the smallpox vaccine need to know 1) the conditions that increase the risk of a serious complication and how to assess if they should not be immunized, 2) instructions for caring for the smallpox vaccination site to avoid transmission of the vaccine virus to themselves or others, especially family or household members. This program will provide needed information to those people who are considering participation on a Smallpox Response Team. Originally aired January 9, 2003 and December 20, 2002.
The Bioterrorism Act of 2002
By US Food and Drug Administration. The events of Sept. 11, 2001, reinforced the need to enhance the security of the United States. Congress responded by passing the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act), which President Bush signed into law June 12, 2002.