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This service is a resource and information guide to links and on-line documents on topics including nuclear, biological, and chemical, food and water security, and risk/media communications.

Table of Contents

Building/Indoor Air Quality Security
Food Security/Agro Terrorism
Learning Resources
Legal Issues
Mass Fatality Management
Mass Prophylaxis
Public Health Laboratories
Risk Communications & Media Relations
Strategic Planning for Terrorism Response
Water Security
Weapons of Mass Destruction


Air Handling Systems, Guidance for Filtration and Air-Cleaning Systems to Protect Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attacks, NIOSH DHHS (NIOSH) Pub No. 2003-136, April, 2003.

Building Protection Guidance and Resources (WMD events) - Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Evacuation Planning Matrix, Evacuation and Building Emergency Planning Guide - Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Guidance for Protecting Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attacks, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health - May, 2002.

Protecting Buildings From a Biological or Chemical Attack: Actions to take before or during a release - Lawrence Berkeley Labs. January 10, 2003.up



Food Producers, Processors, and Transporters: Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance – From the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Food Safety Inspection Service Security and Safety Guidelines for the Transportation and Distribution of Meat, Poultry and Egg Products. Published by FDA.

Guidance for Industry - Importers and Filers: Food Security and Preventive Measures Guidance. Published by the Food and Drug Administration. 

Retail Food Stores and Food Service Establishments: Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance – From the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Terrorist Threats to Food: Guidance for Establishing and Strengthening Prevention and Response Systems - Published by the World Health Organization.


Agro-Terrorism Resource Page - Compiled by the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

The Bad Bug Book - Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook. U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition.

A Biosecurity Checklist for School Foodservice Programs: Developing a Biosecurity Management Plan - US Department of Agriculture. October 2003.

FDA Food Defense Awareness Web-Based Training - The FDA's Web-based training module, “ALERT: Food Defense Awareness” provides professionals  with information to prevent intentional food contamination.  For questions about ALERT, please contact Marion Allen.

FDA plans food-tracking system - Goal is to trace source of criminally contaminated food and foodborne illnesses.

Food Safety and Terrorism - Information compiled by the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Recommendations for Enhancing America's Food Safety & Security System published by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture in association with the Association of Food and Drug Officials. up


CDC Public Health Training Network Calendar 

Compendium of Federal Terrorism Training – Compiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (November 2003).

EMI Course Catalogs and Applications - Learning modules through the Emergency Management Institute.

Public Health Foundation Training Finder

The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute – Provides emergency response and WMD terrorism training to first responders (includes state and local public health officials) nationwide. NTPI is part of the Southeastern Public Safety Institute located at the St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Weapons of Mass Destruction Training Program - Course Catalog listing training opportunities from various federal agencies. up


Center for the Law and Public’s Health - Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.

Laws, Federal Public Health Laws and Information - CDC Web site.

Managing Terrorism’s Consequences - National Memorial Institute for The Prevention of Terrorism, Legal Guidebook. Dec 2002. up Complete document  |  Sections of document


Guidelines for Protecting Mortuary Affairs Personnel from Potentially Infectious Materials - CDC.up


Bioterrorism and Epidemic Outbreak Response Model (BERM) - Mass prophylaxis / vaccination campaign staffing model. Weill Medical College of Cornell University. up


Shipping Instructions for Samples Collected from People Potentially Exposed to Chemical Terrorism Agents - CDC.  up


Community Reaction to Bioterrorism: Prospective Study of Simulated Outbreak - CDC study that assesses community needs for public information during a bioterrorism-related crisis.  up



Are Local Health Responders Ready for Biological and Chemical Terrorism? White paper published by Rand.

Measuring and Evaluating Local Preparedness for a Chemical or Biological Terrorist Attack. White paper published by Rand.


Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Strategic Plan for Preparedness and Response. Recommendations of the CDC Strategic Planning Workgroup

Developing a Hazardous Materials Exercise Program: A Handbook for State and Local Officials - US Department of Transportation.

Health Care at the Crossroads: Strategies for Creating and Sustaining Community Wide Emergency Preparedness Systems. Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Mass Trauma Preparedness and Response for Public Health Professionals - Published by CDC.

Model State Emergency Health Powers Act - Standards and procedures for declaring state of public health emergency.


E-Tool for the Incident Command System – Created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

GIS Tools Prepped for Emergencies - GIS tools for first responders in case of biological attack.

Lessons Learned Information Sharing Web Site - Department of Homeland Security.

What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out Unexpectedly - Fact sheets provided by CDC. up


Realtime Outbreak and Disease Surveillance (RODS) - Software Surveillance and Tracking System, University of Pittsburgh Center for Biomedical Informatics.

Syndromic Surveillance resources compiled by CDC.


Recognizing Waterborne Disease and the Effects of Water Pollution - Peer Reviewed web resource that provides access to resources relating to the recognition, management, and prevention of water-related disease.

Security Vulnerability Assessment Engine - created by the National Rural Water Association to help rural and small water systems conduct a free online vulnerability assessment. Includes on site help.

The Security Vulnerability Assessment Guide for Small Drinking Water Systems - developed by the National Rural Water Association and the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators.

Top Ten List for Small Groundwater Suppliers - fact sheet to help water system operators evaluate their systems for security vulnerabilities.

USEPA Water Infrastructure Security Site - Includes information on training, vulnerability assessment tools, and emergency response tools for drinking water systems.

Vulnerability Software Assessment Tool (VSAT) - Provides a comprehensive, intuitive system for water and wastewater systems to analyze their vulnerability to both intentional threats and national disasters.

Water Information Security Analysis Center (WaterISAC) - a secure site that helps drinking water and wastewater utilities to protect critical infrastructure.

Water System Checklists - From the ANSER Institute.  up


CDC Fact Sheets on Agents, Diseases, and Threats - NIOSH Emergency Response Cards for First Responders are also linked.

Emergency Responder Chemical and Biological Equipment Guides and Database - National Institute of Justice. June 2003. Terrorist Hazards - links for nuclear, biological, and radiological emergencies.


Bioterrorism: Public Health Response to Anthrax Incidents of 2001 - Report by the General Accounting Office (October 2003).

Emergency Management Strategic Healthcare Group - a link from the Veterans Administration that includes information on casualty management, decontamination, and medical treatment of radiological casualties.

National Institutes of Health resource page for radiation issues

The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) - Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

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