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Document ID (ISN)101305
CIS number 03-110
Year 2002
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2002-139
Title Guidance for protecting building environments from airborne chemical, biological or radiological attacks
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, May 2002. vii, 28p. Illus. 16 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This document provides guidance on preventive measures to be adopted by building owners and managers to protect air environments from a terrorist release of chemical, biological or radiological contaminants. These recommendations focus on short-term actions and are to be considered only as a first step of a process to develop more comprehensive guidance. Contents: scope; background; importance of understanding current building systems; specific recommendations (things not to be done; physical security; ventilation and filtration; maintenance; administration and training); decisions and measures.
Descriptors (primary) radiation protection; USA; harmful substances; buildings; training material; chemical hazards; biological hazards; terrorism; ventilation systems
Descriptors (secondary) air purification; public OSH institutions; maintenance; air filtration; prevention of access; safety guides; ventilation; plant safety organization; design of equipment; role of management; restricted areas
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Physical hazards
Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Violence and terrorism
Ionizing radiation
Biological hazards