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Disaster Field Manual for Environmental Health Specialists
Member Price$37.00
Non-Member Price$45.00
Merchandise Description
California Association of Environmental Health Administrators (2012)

The Disaster Field Manual for Environmental Health Specialists
serves as a useful field guide for the environmental health professional following a major disaster. It provides an excellent overview of the key response and recovery options that you will need to consider as you make prompt and informed decisions to protect the health and safety of the public. While the manual is not intended to serve as a disaster response plan, it can be used to supplement existing plans with the information most needed by an environmental health practitioner in responding to a disaster. Some of the topics covered, as they relate to disasters, include: water, food, liquid waste/sewage, solid waste disposal, housing/mass care shelters, vector control, hazardous materials, medical waste, and responding to a radiological incident. The manual is made of water resistant paper and is small enough to fit in your pocket, making it useful in the field. Recommended study reference for NEHA's REHS/RS exam.
Spiral-bound hardback on kimdura paper (waterproof and tear-resistant).

Table of Contents


1. Structure of Emergency Operations

Introduction/Objectives/Operational Priorities
National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Mutual Aid

Emergency Proclamations

Emergency Roles

Local Government

Tribal Government

Private Sector
Appendix 1-A: Incident Command System
Appendix 1-B: Emergency Functions
Appendix 1-C: Crisis & Risk Communication


2. Water

Introduction/Objectives/Operational Priorities
Appendix 2-A: Emergency Water Sources

Appendix 2-B: Disinfection
Appendix 2-C: Disinfection of Wells
Appendix 2-D: Additional Disinfection Procedures
Appendix 2-E:
Appendix 2-F: Useful Formulas for Water Calculations


3. Food

Operational Priorities
Appendix 3-A: Information and Precautions – Mass Feeding Centers
Appendix 3-B: Food at Retail Food Facilities
Appendix 3-C: Decontamination of Food Transport Vehicles
Appendix 3-D: Food Terrorism Considerations
Appendix 3-E: Table of Common Food Safety Hazards with Associated Diseases and Precautions


4. Liquid Waste/Sewage

Operational Priorities
Appendix 4-A: Non-Commercial Chemical Toilet
Appendix 4-B: Box-Type Pit Latrine
Appendix 4-C: Pail Latrines
Appendix 4-D: Chemical Toilet/Latrine Location
Appendix 4-E: Sewage Disposal in an Emergency


5. Solid Waste Disposal

Operational Priorities
Appendix 5-A: Temporary Storage Sites Checklist
Appendix 5-B: Animal Carcass Disposal


6. Housing/Emergency Mass Care Shelters

Operational Priorities
Appendix 6-A: Emergency Shelter Information
Appendix 6-B: Cleaning and Disinfection


7. Vector Control

Table of Contents
Operational Priorities
Appendix 7-A: Vectors and Disease Potential
Appendix 7-B: Vector-Specific Control Measures
Appendix 7-C: Pesticides for Disaster Use
Appendix 7-D: Dilution Formulas for Applying Pesticides
Appendix 7-E: Calculation of Application Rates


8. Hazardous Materials

Operational Priorities
Appendix 8-A: Identifying Locations of Hazardous Materials Incidents
Appendix 8-B: Possible Health & Safety Hazards at Hazardous Material Incidents
Appendix 8-C: Procedures to Assess and Mitigate a Hazardous Material Incident
Appendix 8-D: Proper Disposal of Hazardous Materials
Appendix 8-E: Bio Agent/Chemical Awareness Level Response
Appendix 8-F: Table of Bio Agent Hazards & Precautions
Appendix 8-G: Table of Chemical Agent Hazards & Precautions


9. Medical Waste

Collection and Transportation
Operational Priorities
Appendix 9-A: Medical Waste Checklist/Summary
Appendix 9-B: Medical Waste Pre-Disaster Checklist
Appendix 9-C: Medical Waste Management in Acute Emergencies
Appendix 9-D: Guidelines for Disposal of Pharmaceuticals


10. Responding to a Radiological Incident

Operational Priorities/Discussion
Assessing the Site and Initial Entry
Non-Medical Personnel Procedures
Recordkeeping Details
Suggested Equipment for Emergency Vehicles Responding to Radiation Accidents
Appendix 10-A: Table of Radiological Agent Hazards & Precautions


11. Contributors and Their Participating Agencies


Table of Weights and Measures

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