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decisions. The individual in charge of the command post would delegateresponsibility for performing various tasks to subordinate officers. Additionally,all communications were routed through the command post to reduce thenumber of radio transmissions and eliminate confusion. However, strategy,tactics, and all decisions were made by one individual.The ICS is a very similar system, except it is implemented for emergencyresponse to all incidents, both large and small, that involve hazardoussubstances.
Global Harmonization SystemGlobal Harmonization SystemIn 2003, the United Nations (UN) adopted the GloballyHarmonized System of Classification and Labeling ofChemicals (GHS). The GHS includes criteria for theclassification of health, physical and environmental hazards, aswell as specifying what information should be included onlabels of hazardous chemicals as well as safety data sheets. TheUnited States was an active participant in the development ofthe GHS, and is a member of the UN bodies established tomaintain and coordinate implementation of the system.
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
WMD - DefinitionWMD - DefinitionAny explosive, incendiary, or poison gas, bomb,grenade, rocket having a propellant charge ofmore than four ounces, missile having anexplosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce, or mine or device similar to theabove.Any weapon involving a disease organism.Any weapon that is designed to release radiationor radioactivity at a level dangerous to human life.
Types of WMDTypes of WMDCOBRANBCB-NICECBRNEChemicalBiologicalRadiological/NuclearExplosive/Incendiary
What is the CBRNE RiskWhat is the CBRNE RiskImpact(severity)Threat(probability)NuclearRadiologicalChemicalBiologicalEnergetic/Explosive
Recognition of an IncidentRecognition of an IncidentClusters of students/faculty with similar complaintsClusters of students/faculty with similar complaintsChemical AgentsSudden onset difficulty breathing, alteration inmental status, unconsciousness, burning to eyes,nose and throatBiological AgentsDelayed onset of symptoms hours to days andweeks post exposure.Radiological AgentsFatigue, weakness, nausea & vomiting
SurveillanceSurveillancePublic health surveillance is defined by the CDC as:“Ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data essential to the planning, implementation, and evaluation ofpublic health practice, closely integrated with the timely dissemination ofthese data to those responsible for prevention and control.”The main purposes of public health surveillance are to:Assess public health statusDefine public health prioritiesEvaluate programsStimulate researchTypes of SurveillanceDisease surveillanceSyndromic surveillanceSentinel surveillance

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