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Safety / Security Task Force Meeting (PDF) 12/29
Gary Kloepfer, National Representative At Large
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Bioterrorism and the Body: Anthrax
History of Anthrax at the Trenton P&DC Lab Rat Pics
Air Sampling Methods for Bacillus Anthracis Spores.
CDC FAQ of Anthrax
New Jersey Dept. of Health
JUDICIAL WATCH FILES CRIMINAL COMPLAINT WITH U.S. ATTORNEY ROSCOE C. HOWARD OVER BRENTWOOD ANTHRAX COVER-UP (12/7)
Supervisors and managers must immediately do the following if a suspicious letter, parcel or package is found:
1. Direct all employees away from the suspected mail piece, immediately.
2. Avoid further handling of the suspected mail, isolate it, and cordon off the immediate area (the local facility Spill and Leak team may assist in this effort).
3. Call 911 immediately for the Hazardous Materials or HAZMAT Response Team.
4. Call your supervisor/manager or any member listed on the Crisis Management Plan/Emergency Action Plan.
5. Call Postal Inspectors.
6. Call the health unit.
7. Instruct employees thought to have handled the suspect mail to wash exposed skin with soap and water for three minutes and then rinse with water for one minute. These employees should remain in a safe area on postal premises until the HAZMAT team arrives and employees are processed through the decontamination line.
8. After being decontaminated, employees may be interviewed by federal authorities (for example, the FBI) to determine the extent of the situation.
9. Invoke the Emergency Action Plan, including mechanical shutdowns (air handling equipment, for example) and evacuation.
10. Call the Postal Service Aviation Mail Security Office.
11. Call the County Health Department.
* Do not touch or handle the suspicious item.
* Leave the area Immediately.
* Notify your supervisor immediately.
* Wash your hands and exposed skin completely.
* Be sure you have current contact information on file so that you can be notified in and emergency.
For Your Protection
* You may wear gloves and masks provided by your supervisor.
* You must be provided time to wash up at least once every two hours.