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
    List of Safety Standards
    Publication: Principal Emergency Response and Preparedness Requirements and Guidance
    PDF file:
    National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training
    General Preparedness: for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Emergency Preparedness & Response Information
    Chemical Exposure:
    Natural Disasters:
    Radiation Emergencies:
    Mass Casualties:
 Hotel-Specific Information
    Flu Pandemic Preparation: 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":

Bioterrorism Planning Assistance:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Preparation and Planning for Bioterrorism Emergencies:
    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:
    b. Estimating Time & Size of Bioterror Attack. A CDC publication from the Emerging and Infectious Diseases Division. July 2004.
    PDF file:
    Preparation and Planning for Chemical Emergencies:

    a. Chemical Agents: Facts about Personal Cleaning and Disposal of Contaminated Clothing
    b. Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Strategic Plan for Preparedness and Response

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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