to Readers: Occupational Health Guidelines for Remediation Workers
at Bacillus anthracis-Contaminated Sites - United States, 2001-2002.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH,
which is part of the CDC, has outlined a program to prevent exposure
to Anthrax bacteria among hazmat workers during decontamination, remediation,
or clean-up of contaminated buildings. The article discusses OSHA
HAZWOPER medical requirements, use of personal protective equipment
(PPE), antibiotic medicines, and recommended medical monitoring.