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CDC: Suggested Guidance for Supervisors at Disaster Rescue Sites [website]   [open html - 73KB]

"Disaster sites pose a multitude of health and safety concerns. The hazards and exposures are a function of the unstable nature of the site, the potential of hazardous substances being present and the type of work being performed. An accurate assessment of all hazards may not be possible because they may not be immediately obvious or identifiable. Rescue personnel may be selecting protective measures based on limited information. In addition to the hazards of direct exposure, workers are also subject to dangers posed by the unstable physical environment, the stress of working in protective clothing, and the emotional trauma of the situation."

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Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh
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