Communicating Action Plans Gregory W. Corbitt EMM-400 April X, 2020
Reacting to Chemical Agents in the Workplace • While chemical agent attacks are not common in the United States does not mean they have not happened • There have been cases of Anthrax in federal and state buildings to hurt/kill politicians • Even though are not common it is best to know what the procedures are on what to do if a chemical agent were to be released in your workcenter
Action Plan at the Local Level • Prior to an attack is best to review the procedures on what to do if a chemical agent is released in the work center • During an attack there are several things a person can do • Protect your nose and mouth by any means possible: damp handkerchief, scarf or fabric • Help others if they cannot help themselves but do not turn back • This is not an all-inclusive list but just a couple of things that can be done to help save lives • After an attack, a chemical agent reaction team will help sweep the area and decontaminate anyone and everything
Action Plan at the State Level • At the state level when there is a chemical agent attack procedures will run differently than the local level • Each state will be different on how they react to a Chemical Agent however, everything will be along the same lines • Each city or county might have their own Emergency Action Plan if they were to be exposed to a Chemical Agent however, they will follow suit of the what the state plan is
Action Plan at the Federal Level • The Center for Disease Control is at the Federal level and has
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- Summer '20
- Biological warfare, chemical agent attacks