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Emergency Response Resources
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International Chemical Safety Cards (WHO/IPCS/ILO)
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Details the basic steps to handle emergencies in the workplace, including accidental releases of toxic gases, chemical spills, fires, explosions, and bodily harm and trauma caused by workplace violence. This discussion is intended to assist small businesses that do not have safety and health professionals.
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The Disaster Handbook (University of Florida)
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American Society for Industrial Security
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- Page last reviewed: March 28, 2018
- Page last updated: February 8, 2012
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Office of the Director