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Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Respiratory Protection Handbook
Since 2001, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has established performance and design standards for respiratory protective devices (RPDs) to protect against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) hazards and toxic industrial chemicals. Prior to 2001, there were no standards for the use of RPDs by U.S. emergency response personnel that covered the full range of expected CBRN threats. Federal regulations require emergency response personnel to use respirators...
Management of ionizing radiation injuries and illnesses, part 1
Physics, radiation protection, and radiation instrumentation Ionizing radiation injuries and illnesses are exceedingly rare; therefore, most physicians have never managed such conditions. When confronted with a possible radiation injury or illness, most physicians must seek specialty consultation. Protection of responders, health care workers, and patients is an absolute priority for the delivery of medical care. Management of ionizing radiation injuries and illnesses, as well as radiation protection, requires a basic understanding of physics. Also, to provide a greater measure of safety when working...
CSA, feds launch first standard on protective equipment for first responders
CSA Standards and the federal government have launched CAN/CGSB/CSA-Z1610, Canada's fist national standard on protective equipment for front-line fire, police and paramedic workers. To help protect Canadians, it is essential that first responders right across Canada have access to the right protective equipment in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) incident, a CSA statement said. Source : http://www.cos-mag.com/201101272086/emergency-management/emergency-management-stories/csa-feds-launch-first-standard-on-protective-equipment-for-first-responders.html Norme...

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