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Interim recommendations for firefighters and other first responders for the selection and use of protective clothing and respirators against biological agents (Superseded by 2009-132).

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2001 Oct; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20022081
Abstract
The approach to any potentially hazardous atmosphere, including biological hazards, must be made with a plan that includes an assessment of hazard and exposure potential, respiratory protection needs, entry conditions, exit routes, and decontamination strategies. Any plan involving a biological hazard should be based on relevant infectious disease or biological safety recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other expert bodies including emergency first responders, law enforcement, and public health officials. The need for decontamination and for treatment of all first responders with antibiotics or other medications should be decided in consultation with local public health authorities.
Keywords
Fire-fighting; Fire-fighting-equipment; Hazardous-materials; Health-protection; Aerosol-particles; Aerosols; Airborne-particles; Biohazards; Biological-material; Bacteria; Decontamination; Emergency-equipment; Emergency-treatment; Respirators; Respiratory-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Air-purifying-respirators; Vaccines; Viral-infections; Toxins; Paramedical-services; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-clothing; Protective-equipment; Safety-clothing; Infection-control; Infectious-diseases
Publication Date
20011024
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2002-109
NIOSH Division
NPPTL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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