2016 Force Protection: Health and Safety Plan   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Introduction: "This Health and Safety Plan (HASP) outlines the basic safety and health requirements for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) workers involved in response and recovery operations during the 2016 Response Season . The HASP provides requirements for worker safety and health protection at mobilization, IRCT [Incident Response Coordination Team], and Field Operation sites, including pre-event staging, development of Bases of Operation and Federal Medical Stations and ongoing Medical Response and Support actions including Disaster Mortuary Operations performed by Disaster Mortuary Operations Response Team(s) (DMORT), and Disaster Veterinary Operations performed by National Veterinary Response Team(s) (NVRT). It includes site characterization and decontamination requirements for operations adjacent to CBRNE [chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive] events or potential events, and as such meets OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] Emergency Response Plan requirements for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), for appropriately trained and certified teams (DMORT-WMD [Disaster Mortuary Operations Response Team--Weapons of Mass Destruction]). Individual Unit Safety Officers are responsible for implementation of this HASP, including site-specific procedures to protect their employees and patients."

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Version 1.0
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