This blog highlights the advancements made in respiratory protection for workers in the event of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) emergencies.
NIOSH Publication: Guidance on Emergency Responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Response to CBRN Terrorism Incidentshttp://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2008-132/
This guidance document provides local, State and Federal emergency response entities with comparison information on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration/ Environmental Protection Agency (OSHA/EPA) Protection Levels A, B, and C to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adopted Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) performance based standards for response to terrorism incidents involving Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) hazards.
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Biological pathogens released intentionally or accidentally, or naturally occurring, can result in disease or death. Recent terrorist attacks in the United States and elsewhere have prompted widespread and justified societal concerns about the hostile use of biological agents and their potential threats to health.
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