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To learn best practices for preparing and responding to dangerously hot summer weather, visit the new Extreme Heat Events and Health page from the National Library of Medicine. Topics covered on this page include: Health issues related to extreme heat Preparedness and response resources Worker and responder safety Resources for specific populations (children) Health resources… Read More »
Chemicals accidents in academic and industrial labs may result from hazardous chemical reactions. The National Library of Medicine provides selected links to information about lab safety. In addition, the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s (NCBI) PubChem resource provides a new feature, the Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS), which provides stability and reactivity information taken from… Read More »
The CDC has declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. An estimated 1.9 million people in the US have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. The… Read More »
Register by March 31 to attend the free two-day training event Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infrastructure April 4-5 at Yakima Valley Community College in eastern Washington. This course will focus on preparedness processes and activities and provides hospitals and healthcare personnel an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and… Read More »
Since the last REMM update in August, 2016, the following important US government document have been incorporated into the resource. Additional information is available by visiting What’s New on REMM? PAG Manual: Protective Action Guides and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents, EPA-400/R-17/001 (PDF – 1.48 MB) (EPA, January 2017) EPA released the final version of… Read More »