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Protecting workers from anthrax infection. Response from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-142, 2002 May; :1-2
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.
Sampling-methods; Sampling; Protective-measures; Protective-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-personnel; Infection-control; Infectious-diseases; Disease-control; Disease-prevention; Manual-materials-handling; Postal-employees
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-142
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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