General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Sep 2009

NIOSH Science Blog - Respiratory Protection for Terrorist Threats and Other Emergencies


This blog highlights the advancements made in respiratory protection for workers in the event of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) emergencies.

Jul 2008

NIOSH Publication: Guidance on Emergency Responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Response to CBRN Terrorism Incidents


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.

Apr 2008

U.S. National Response Team Website


This site provides technical assistance, resources and coordination on preparedness, planning, response and recovery activities for emergencies involving hazardous substances, pollutants and contaminants, hazmat, oil, and weapons of mass destruction in natural and technological disasters and other environmental incidents of national significance.

Apr 2003

MEDLINEplus: Biodefense and Bioterrorism


Information includes: latest news, general overview, alternative therapy, coping, prevention and screening, research, specific conditions and agents, law and policies, organizations, children.

Jan 2003

Biological Warfare


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.


Also see Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace

Also see Emergency Responders