NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Guidance for Postexposure Medical Screening of Workers Leaving Hurricane Disaster Recovery Areas

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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Guidance for Postexposure Medical Screening of Workers Leaving Hurricane Disaster Recovery Areas

Description

This document is intended for occupational health professionals and other clinicians who are responsible for physical and mental health oversight of workers who have deployed or worked in hurricane disaster response. This tool offers guidance for screening workers who may have been exposed to potential work-related adverse health consequences as a result of working in unclean or unstable work environments, such as hurricane recovery areas.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Purpose of screening
  • Determining a need for screening
  • Deciding who should be screened
  • Determining the type of screening to be done
  • When to screen
  • Minimum screening information needs
  • Additional screening information needs
  • How information will be used
  • Other considerations

Developer:

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Funding Sources:

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: October 2005
Last Updated: 01/20/10

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