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Environmental health emergency response guide
  • Published Date:
    October 2007
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF-1.23 MB]


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  • Description:
    I. Introduction -- II. General Environmental Health Emergency Response Actions -- III. Immediate Environmental Health Emergency Response Actions -- IV. Specific Environmental Health Emergency Response Actions: 1. Food & Waterborne Outbreak Investigation; 2. Water Safety and Supply; 3. Food Safety; 4. Sanitation; 5. Mass Care; 6. Vector Control; 7. Solid Waste; 8. Hazardous Waste; 9. Household Hazardous Waste; 10. Medical/Infectious Waste; 11. Chemical Incidents; 12. Radiological Incident; 13.Floods; 14. Tornadoes/Wind Damage -- V. Worker Safety and Personal Protective Equipment.

    This document addresses 15 environmental health-related topics and is intended to provide quick access to information needed in the event of an illness outbreak emergency, a natural disaster, a deliberate act of terrorism, or an industrial- or transportation-related accident. It also lists and describes potential roles for environmental health professionals during an emergency or disaster, categorized by topic. Originally written for use by Minnesota environmental health professionals, this document’s contents are equally applicable to health departments across the country and should be used in conjunction with existing written emergency plans and procedures.

    The Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness Guide was developed by the Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center and was partially supported by Cooperative Agreement Number U50/CCU302718 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or NACCHO. First printing, October 2007.

    eh_emergency_response_guide.pdf

  • Funding:
    U50/CCU302718
  • Supporting Files:
    No Additional Files
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