Related Safety and Health Topics
- Biological Agents
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Hazard Communication
- Hazardous Waste
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Respiratory Protection
- Anthrax. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Includes videos, slide sets & training materials, textbook information, historical archives and links to other training.
- Mail Security Center. U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Contains links to FAQs, posters, best practices, a mail center security handbook and other mailroom safety resources.
- Plan and Prepare. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). Links to Ready.gov and CitizenCorps.gov as well as FEMA resources.
- Are You Ready? Guide Provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through how to get informed about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their local area, and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit.
Hotlines and Helplines
For additional assistance about specific aspects of worker health and safety associated with potential anthrax exposure, contact the following hotlines or helplines.
To report suspicious letter or package:
- Call 911 (police, law enforcement) then contact your local FBI Field Office.
For vaccination information:
- Notices to Readers Immunization Hotline. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 46(35);826, (September 5, 1997). Provides vaccine information through the National Immunization Hotline. For English, call 1-800-232-2522; por Español, llame al 800-232-2522.
- Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis). U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Provides information on Anthrax and Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP).
For state and local response planning:
- Contact Us. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). Provides grants to state and local training programs for terrorist preparedness.
- Contact Us. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Provides the Emergency Preparedness & Response Branch Hotline for local, state and federal agencies: 770-488-7100 (24/7 Emergency Operations Center). This line also assists health care providers with questions on emergency patient care. NOTE: This line is not intended for the general public.
- National Disaster Medical System. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Provides a hotline: (301) 443-1167 or 800-USA-NDMS.
- The Laboratory Response Network Partners in Preparedness. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Maintains an integrated network of state and local public health, federal, military, and international laboratories that can respond to bioterrorism, chemical terrorism and other public health emergencies.
For general worker health and safety information:
- Contact Us. OSHA: 1-800-321-OSHA (1-800-321-6742).