Emergency Preparedness and Response

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Program prepares for and responds to chemical, biological, radiological and natural events. The program integrates occupational safety and health into responses to protect response and recovery workers.

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Get resources to protect workers during hurricane recovery

Information on preventing occupational exposure to emergency responders

Zika Virus
Information about which workers are at risk for Zika virus and resources for protecting workers’ health

Disaster Science Responder Research Program
Disaster Science Responder Research Program (DSRR) was recently created to develop an approach that will allow for timely and scalable responder-based research that can be implemented before, during, and after a disaster.

Page last reviewed: August 22, 2013