OSHA is seeking comment on a best practices document designed to
assist hospitals in developing plans to protect their emergency
department personnel who care for victims of mass casualty incidents.
Best Practices for the Protection of Hospital-Based First Receivers
focuses on incidents where elease of hazardous substances has
occurred and provides information on victim contamination, personal
protective equipment and employee training. While the document was
prepared with extensive stakeholder input and support, OSHA is
extending an invitation to other interested parties to submit their
comments to the agency by Aug. 30, 2004.