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Title Principle Focus
Application of Integrated Control Systems for Improved Protection, Security and Reduced Maintenance Costs of Pipelines
Jamal Rostami and H. BesharatianFoundation
Description:  Integrating monitoring, control, and communication systems (MCCS) into one versatile unit could reduce the manpower needed for monitoring and decrease the sources of human errors as well as costs associated with maintenance of pipelines. Such system would inherently improve coordination efforts in response to emergency management needs at times like post disaster (i.e., earthquake, storms etc.) and/or military conflicts, or terrorist attacks. This paper summarizes the areas of potential application of an open architecture solution system, which was originally developed for the telecom industry, in pipeline construction/management and describes the capabilities of this system through past experiences and examples of its use in ongoing projects.
Resource Number: O-1
Biological Hazards at Wastewater Treatment Facilities
Water Pollution Control Federation. 1991.
Description:  This book covers health risks to operators and collections systems workers, types of biological hazards, viruses, bacteria, parasites, AIDS, immunizations, vehicles of exposure, sources of contamination, sludge composting operations, and personal protection measures. It is intended to give operators and collection system workers a better understanding of the importance of good personal hygiene and safe work practices in order to minimize occupational health hazards. Protective equipment and first aid procedures are also included in the text.
Resource Number: O-2
Chlorine Institute WEBSITE
Description:  This web site contains information about chlorine including information about safe handling of chlorine.
Resource Number:  0-3
Guidance for Protecting Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attacks
Author:  US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 2002
Description:  This guide is intended for building owners, managers, and maintenance personnel of public, private, and governmental buildings, including offices, laboratories, hospitals, retail facilities, schools, transportation terminals, and public venues. The guide offers specific recommendations with regard to things not to do, physical security, ventilation and filtration, and maintenance, administration, and training.
Resource Number: O-4

Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism: Emergency Response and Public Protection
Author:  Publisher: CRC Press (June 26, 2003),  ISBN: 1566706513 by Mark E. Byrnes, David A. King, Philip M. Tierno
Description:  This book provides emergency responders with guidance on: The types of weapons of mass destruction that could be used in a terrorist attack, mechanisms by which terrorists could disperse various types of nuclear / chemical / biological agents, the types of conventional explosives that terrorists could use to disperse these agents, the routes by which one may be exposed to these weapons, the types of health hazards that may result from exposure to these weapons, how safety professionals can minimize exposure to these weapons, potential medical treatment options for those exposed to these weapons, how to best increase one's chances of surviving a nuclear explosion , emergency preparedness measures for a variety of settings, how to prioritize injuries, how to decontaminate personnel prior to medical treatment, radiation exposure guidelines, training guidelines. In addition to concise but comprehensive coverage of various types of weapons of mass destruction, the authors give you sound advice and simple actions that can reduce risks and avoid panic in the event of a terrorist attack. They present guidelines for minimizing further danger to human life after an attack.
Resource Number:  O-5

Site Security Guidelines for the U.S. Chemical Industry
  American Chemistry Council, Chlorine Institute Inc., Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association. October 2001.
Description:  This document is a risk assessment and decision-making tool for facilities that store chemicals in large quantities, such as chemical companies and treatment plants. It provides an overview of security considerations to be taken to prevent terrorism or sabotage to a facility
Resource Number: O-6
Standardized Analytical Methods for Use During Homeland Security Events
Author:  U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development EPA/600/R-04/126 September 2004
Description:  EPA's Homeland Security Research Center, in conjunction with EPA's Laboratory and Capability Committee, has developed a list of Standardized Analytical Methods (SAM) to be used by environmental laboratories in analyzing biological and chemical samples associated with threats to homeland security. SAM provides a standard by which to measure specific types of contamination that may be associated with future terrorist attacks.
Resource Number: O-7

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