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Laundry Director´s Resource List for Disaster and Emergency Planning

Bruce Beggs |

Prepared by the National Association of Institutional Linen Management (NAILM)

Jan. 18, 2007

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
    Emergency Preparedness and Response
    www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/index.html
    List of Safety Standards
    www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/standards.html
    Publication: Principal Emergency Response and Preparedness Requirements and Guidance
    PDF file: www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3122.pdf
    National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training
    General Preparedness: www.wetp.org/wetp/index.cfm?Current=556Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Emergency Preparedness & Response Information
    Chemical Exposure: www.bt.cdc.gov/chemical/erc.asp
    Natural Disasters: www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters
    Radiation Emergencies: www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation
    Bioterrorism: www.bt.cdc.gov/bioterrorism
    Mass Casualties: www.bt.cdc.gov/masscasualties
 Hotel-Specific Information
    Flu Pandemic Preparation: www.ahla.com/flu.aspJoint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
    Publication: Standing Together / An Emergency Planning Guide for America's Communities
    Download PDF file using link under "Additional Resources": www.jointcommission.org/PublicPolicy

Bioterrorism Planning Assistance:
 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Preparation and Planning for Bioterrorism Emergencies: www.bt.cdc.gov/bioterrorism/prep.asp
    a. Bioterrorism Readiness Plan: A Template for Healthcare Facilities. Document prepared by APIC Bioterrorism Task Force and the CDC Hospital Infections Program Bioterrorism Working Group. April 13, 1999.
    PDF file: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/bt/13apr99APIC-CDCBioterrorism.PDF
    b. Estimating Time & Size of Bioterror Attack. A CDC publication from the Emerging and Infectious Diseases Division. July 2004.
    PDF file: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol10no7/pdfs/03-0632.pdf
    Preparation and Planning for Chemical Emergencies:
www.bt.cdc.gov/chemical/prep.asp
    a. Chemical Agents: Facts about Personal Cleaning and Disposal of Contaminated Clothing
    www.bt.cdc.gov/planning/personalcleaningfacts.asp
    b. Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Strategic Plan for Preparedness and Response
    www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4904a1.htm

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.

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