Public Safety Program
NIOSH Resources and Publications
NIOSH Fact Sheet: Managers, Protect Correctional Staff from MRSA
MRSA outbreaks in correctional facilities put wardens, officers, administration, and all other correctional facility staff at risk for contamination. In this NIOSH Fact Sheet, correction managers are informed of the precautions and preventative measures to keep staff away from exposure.
Evaluation of Coccidioides Exposures and Coccidioidomycosis Infections among Prison EmployeesCdc-pdf
A Health Hazardous Evaluation concerning Coccidioidomycosis, also known as valley fever, a disease caused by inhalation of spores of a fungus of the Coccidioides species, is known to live in the soil of dry areas of the Southwestern United States.
Fentanyl: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Emergency Responders
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic drug similar, yet much more potent, to morphine and heroin. Emergency first responders have a high risk of coming in contact with the drug, unknowingly from its many forms. Exposure can be quick and lethal.
- The InterAgency Board:
- Recommendations on Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Products for First Responders Against Exposure Hazards to Synthetic Opioids, Including Fentanyl and Fentanyl AnaloguesExternal
- Recommended Best Practices to Minimize Emergency Responder Exposures to Synthetic Opioids, Including Fentanyl and Fentanyl AnalogsCdc-pdfExternal