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Emergency Response Resources for Terrorism - Chemical Agents

Emergency Response Resources for Counter-Terrorism
Chemical Agents

Download the NIOSH Pocket Guide for detailed information about many chemical compounds

Download the NIOSH Pocket Guide CD-ROM as an ISO image file and create a disc with CD-ROM authoring software.
The NIOSH Pocket Guide ZIP file contains a condensed version of the NIOSH Pocket Guide.
All non-Pocket Guide links were removed so that this set of files acts as a "stand-alone" database. These files can be used with a standard web browser or on some mobile devices.

1. Biological Agents

Anthrax - see this page on Anthrax

2. Chemical Agent Information

Abrin

NIOSH Emergency Response Cards - Abrin
Information for first responders includes Agent-specific identification, medical symptoms, prevention & personal protective equipment, fire fighting, sampling & analytical methods, decontamination, spillage disposal, packaging & labeling information.

Cyanide

NIOSH Emergency Response Cards
Information for first responders includes Agent-specific identification, medical symptoms, prevention & personal protective equipment, fire fighting, sampling & analytical methods, decontamination, spillage disposal, packaging & labeling information.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response- Cyanide (CDC)
Includes Fact Sheets, Emergency Response Cards, Toxilogical Profiles, and FAQ's about Cyanide.

Mustard (Sulfur Mustard)

NIOSH Emergency Response Cards - Sulfur Mustard
Information for first responders includes Agent-specific identification, medical symptoms, prevention & personal protective equipment, fire fighting, sampling & analytical methods, decontamination, spillage disposal, packaging & labeling information.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response - Sulfur Mustard (CDC)
Includes Fact Sheets, Emergency Response Card, Toxilogical Profiles, Medical Management Guidelines, and FAQ's about Sulfur Mustard.

Nitrogen Mustard

NIOSH Emergency Response Cards
Information for first responders includes Agent-specific identification, medical symptoms, prevention & personal protective equipment, fire fighting, sampling & analytical methods, decontamination, spillage disposal, packaging & labeling information.

Osmium Tetroxide

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Osmium Tetroxide
Includes relevant information from the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards and International Chemical Safety Cards, IDLH Values, more... NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG)
The NPG is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. It presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular form for chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in the work environment.
You can download a free stand-alone HTML version of the NPG compressed as a ZIP file. The ZIP file contains a condensed version of the NPG. All non-Pocket Guide links were removed so that this set of files acts as a "stand-alone" database. These files can be used with a standard web browser or on some mobile devices.

Ricin

EHSO's Guide to Ricin

NIOSH Emergency Response Cards - Ricin
Information for first responders includes Agent-specific identification, medical symptoms, prevention & personal protective equipment, fire fighting, sampling & analytical methods, decontamination, spillage disposal, packaging & labeling information.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response - Ricin (CDC)
Includes FAQ's and Emergency Response Card about Ricin.

Sarin

NIOSH Emergency Response Cards - Sarin
Information for first responders includes Agent-specific identification, medical symptoms, prevention & personal protective equipment, fire fighting, sampling & analytical methods, decontamination, spillage disposal, packaging & labeling information.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response - Sarin (CDC)
Includes Fact Sheets, Emergency Response Card, Medical Management Guidelines, and FAQ's about Sarin.

VX

NIOSH Emergency Response Cards - VX
Information for first responders includes Agent-specific identification, medical symptoms, prevention & personal protective equipment, fire fighting, sampling & analytical methods, decontamination, spillage disposal, packaging & labeling information.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response - VX (CDC)
Includes Fact Sheets, Emergency Response Card, Medical Management Guidelines, and FAQ's about VX.

Other Chemical Agent Resources

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (CDC) Chemical Agents List A-Z

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs)
EPA web site describes dangers from exposure to airborne chemicals and recommends guideline levels for short-term exposures to airborne hazardous substances.
External Link: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/aegl/

This page was updated on 30-Mar-2016