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Protecting workers from anthrax infection. Response from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2002 May; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20022041
Abstract
In October 2001, anthrax attacks through the mail presented a new and deadly health threat to postal workers, government employees, and news media offices. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and NIOSH Recommended Personal Protective Health (NIOSH), a part of the U.S. Centers for Disease control Equipment and Engineering Controls: ease Control and Prevention (CDC), quickly sent scientists to every location where workers were at risk. NIOSH developed sampling procedures, recommended effective interim protective measures, safe guarded workers who decontaminated affected work places, assessed the effectiveness of decontamination, and disseminated information widely. When workers raised concerns about handling irradiated mail, NIOSH again mobilized to help answer their questions.
Keywords
Sampling-methods; Sampling; Protective-measures; Protective-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-personnel; Infection-control; Infectious-diseases; Disease-control; Disease-prevention; Manual-materials-handling; Postal-employees
Publication Date
20020501
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2002-142
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DART
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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