Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace
400+ practices from 48 states for emergency preparedness & response.
CDC's Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning now provides a guide that state and local jurisdictions can use to better organize their work, plan their priorities, and decide which capabilities they have the resources to build or sustain. The capabilities also help ensure that federal preparedness funds are directed to priority areas within individual jurisdictions.
In 2007, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contracted with the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC (the Center) to conduct a 2-year, comprehensive assessment of the HHS Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), from the time of its establishment in 2002 through mid-2007, and to develop recommendations for improving and evaluating future hospital preparedness efforts.
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The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) has released Managing Emergency Preparedness: Academic Health Centers Organize and Innovate, a brief guide to enhancing institutional, system-wide approaches to emergency response.
This page provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents information for the general public and professionals related to preparing for mass casualties in emergency response and terrorism events.
Ready is a national public service advertising campaign created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with The Advertising Council, which is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.
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Storm and flood cleanup activities can be hazardous. Workers and volunteers involved with flood cleanup should be aware of the potential dangers involved, and the proper safety precautions. This information is intended to help employers and workers prepare in advance for anticipated response activities, such as those that may be needed for Hurricane Rita, and to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses in the field once rescue, recovery, and clean-up begin, such as the clean-up operations now occurring for Hurricane Katrina.
This page provides links to Emergency Preparedness and Response materials for the workplace.
Disaster preparedness: Terrorism, Power Outage, Family Disaster Planning, Children & Disasters, Special Needs & Concerns, Animal Safety, Financial Preparations
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Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.
Anticipating emergencies and planning a response can greatly lessen the extent of injuries and limit equipment, material and property damage. This page provides information and fact sheets from the National Safety Council on Emergency Preparedness and Emergencies.
Information on biological and chemical agents, preparation and planning, emergency response.