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Infectious Diseases

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The NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP) and its awardees have been involved in a number of infectious disease-related training and response efforts. The Ebola Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training Program supports the development and implementation of occupational safety and health and infection control training programs for workers in health care and non-health care settings who may be at risk for exposure to infectious diseases.

The following resources are aimed at protecting the health and safety of individuals who work in industries with the potential for exposure to infectious diseases. Please visit our Chemical and Biological Terrorism page for additional resources on bioterrorism agents/diseases and emergency responses to events involving the release of biological agents. For a list of resources applicable to a variety of natural and man-made disasters, please visit our All-Hazards Resources page.

Training Resources

WTP Resources

The following pages contain information and training resources on specific pathogens:

In addition to resources on specific pathogens, WTP has developed a general guide on preventing respiratory infections and illness in the workplace:

In English:

The WTP has also developed a pathogen safety data (PSD) guide and training module for program awardees and other occupational safety and health groups involved in infectious disease response:

In English:

En Español:

Visit our Infectious Disease Webinars page for additional resources related to WTP infectious disease preparedness and response training initiatives.

WTP Awardee Resources

WTP Technical Workshops

Federal Links and Documents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Other Links and Documents

General Infectious Disease Resources

Research Articles and Reports



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