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Manitoba Labour, â€œGuidelines for the
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United States Environmental Protection Agency,
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Institute Of HMM: www.ihmm.org
Chemical Biological Defense Information Analysis Center: http://www.cbiac.apgea.army.mil
Emergency Response to Terrorism: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/tr_ertss.htm
FBI - Terrorism in the U.S.: http://www.fbi.gov/publish/terror/terroris.htm
Terrorism Research Center: http://www.terrorism.com
FEMA - Rapid Response Information System: http://www.fema.gov/rris/
Industrial Scientific Consultants: www.indsci.com
Transport Canada: http://www.tc.gc.ca/tdg/en/menu.htm
- Reduce the Risk of Anthrax
Anthrax is a deadly bacterium that can enter the body in three ways: through contact with broken skin, through ingestion (eating) of an infected animal product, and through the inhalation of spores. Anthrax was sent to Capitol building and major news organizations through the mail. Authorities in Canada and the U.S. have advised that everyone watch out for suspicious packages.
Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao issued recommendations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that will reduce the risk of anthrax exposure when handling mail. Take the following precautionary measures as outlined by OSHA:
- Be on the lookout for suspicious letters and packages, including packages or envelopes of unusual weight or size, packages or envelopes with a handwritten address and/or no return address, and packages or envelopes with excessive postage.
- Open packages/envelopes with a minimum amount of movement and always use a letter opener or method that is least likely to disturb the contents.
- Do not blow into envelopes.
- Do not shake or pour out the contents.
- Keep hands away from nose and mouth when opening mail.
- Always wash hands after handling mail.
For links to more information from OSHA or Health Canada and to order an anthrax test kit see:
- Safe Building Tips
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) offers the following disaster safety checklist for businesses in the aftermath of the catastrophe. ASSE recognizes that this is not a one-size-fits-all situation, and that the first step of any such initiative is a hazard evaluation and assessment performed by a safety professional, but this checklist may provide guidance to prepare a safe working environment.
- Structural security: Have the structural integrity of the building or facility validated by qualified professionals before anyone enters the facility.
- Safe entry: Contact the proper government agencies to get approval to resume occupancy. Do not enter a facility or building unless the proper clearances are attained.
- Cleanup safety: Implement cleanup and business resumption processes in a safe and healthful manner. Provide training in proper selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for your employees such as eyewear, gloves, and dust masks/respirators during cleaning, and where appropriate in other operations.
- Air quality assessment: Make sure the atmosphere in the workplace environment is tested for asbestos and other chemical/hazardous agents. The issue of air quality is one a business may wish to pay careful attention to when restarting business operations.
- Ventilation: Have vents checked to assure that water heaters and gas furnaces are clear and operable. Dust and debris can stop or impede airflow, decreasing its quality and healthfulness. Safely start-up heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, which includes prior inspection of lines before energizing and pressurizing of the systems. Remember that the heating season is almost ready to begin. Test systems or have a qualified specialist do so. It is a good idea to blow cold air through HVAC systems at first, as opposed to warm weather, as it will help prevent the growth of mould in duct systems.
For ASSEâ€™s complete disaster checklist, see http://www.asse.org/
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