OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims from Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2005). OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims from Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances. U.S. Department of Labor.
This webpage can serve as the starting point for hospital decontamination planning and includes foundational information on personal protective equipment, training first responders/ receivers, response components (e.g., isolation, lockdown, decontamination, equipment), and recovery components (e.g., waste management). Though geared to hospitals, the document contains a great deal of valuable information about PPE and programs/training of relevance to first responders, particularly those that are not fire-based and may model their PPE and programs similarly in order to support warm-zone response support when appropriate. Templates and case studies are provided in appendices.