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Guidance on emergency responder personal protective equipment (PPE) for response to CBRN terrorism incidents.
Pittsburgh, PA: 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. 2008-132, 2008 Jun; :1-8
This guidance document provides local, State and Federal emergency response entities with comparison information on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration/ Environmental Protection Agency (OSHA/EPA) Protection Levels A, B, and C to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adopted Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) performance based standards for response to terrorism incidents involving Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) hazards.
Emergency-responders; Emergency-response; Personal-protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Protective-clothing; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Chemical-warfare-agents; Biological-warfare-agents; Biological-weapons; Aerosols
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2008-132
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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