Emergency Preparedness and Response

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

Featured Items

Hurricanes
Get resources to protect workers during hurricane recovery

Illicit Drug Tool-Kit for First Responders
Get resources on how responders can protect themselves from exposure to illicit drugs, including fentanyl

Influenza (Flu) in the Workplace
Get a variety of resources on how to minimize work-related risks of catching the influenza

Disaster Science Responder Research Program
Disaster Science Responder Research Program (DSRR) seeks 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: October 2, 2019