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Additional Resources

General anthrax information
Cleaning and decontamination
  • Clean Up Technologies. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Provides a centralized location to collect and disseminate information about decontamination technologies and also for technology vendors to provide information.
Information for healthcare workers and employers
Information for laboratory workers and employers
Information for first responders and employers
Information for package and mail workers and employers
Information for animal and agricultural workers and employers
Information on Anthrax as a bioterrorism agent
Training
  • 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.
  • See OSHA Directive CPL 02-02-073, (August 27, 2007) for enforcement procedures for compliance officers conducting inspections of emergency response operations. It defines additional terms and expands on training requirements for emergency responders and other groups such as skilled support personnel. This OSHA instruction revises CPL 02-02-059, issued April 24, 1998.
Hotlines and Helplines

For further assistance with 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:
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 for use by 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).
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