Anthrax: Recommendations for Protecting Workers

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Recommendations for Protecting Workers

Department of Homeland Security: Guidance for Protecting Responders’ Health During the First Week Following A Wide-Area Aerosol Anthrax Attackexternal icon – Sept 2012

CDC: Occupational Health Guidelines for Remediation Workers at Anthrax Contaminated Sites

Anthrax letters in an open office environment: effects of selected CDC response guidelines on personal exposure and building contaminationexternal icon.
J Occup Environ Hyg 2011; 8(2):113–122.

California Department of Food and Agriculture – Anthrax: What Livestock Producers Should Knowpdf iconexternal icon

CDC: Anthrax Q&A – Anthrax & Animal Hides

Personal Protective Measures

NIOSH: Recommendations for the Selection and Use of Respirators and Protective Clothing for Protection Against Biological Agents

NIOSH: Protecting Investigators Performing Environmental Sampling for Bacillus anthracis – Personal Protective Equipmentpdf icon

NIOSH Fact Sheet: Protecting Workers from Anthrax Infection

CDC Use of Anthrax Vaccine in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

CDC Anthrax Exposure Management/Prophylaxis

Laboratory Biosafety

Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories: Recommendations of a CDC-convened, Biosafety Blue Ribbon Panel [2012]. MMWR 61(Supplement).

CDC BioSafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (5th edition, 2009).

Page last reviewed: September 25, 2014