Via The Guardian of Public Health
Analysts hired by the US government developed a mathematical model to help determine whether the risk of accidentally releasing a deadly pathogen outweighs the risk of performing gain-of-function research. The model is patterned after risk assessments for the nuclear and chemical industries.
On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, the CDC launched a new quarterly feature of its website called Business Pulse. Each quarterly issue will feature a different topic -"from chronic threats that impact health and productivity to major health emergencies" - as it relates to businesses and their work forces. Topics covered include, Flu Prevention, Food Safety, Business Continuity, and [maintaining a] Healthy Workforce.
You can find a quick link to the CDC's Business Pulse website on our Partner Resources: Federal and State Multiagency Resources page.
Gold Standard for All-hazards Training
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) endorses the National Disaster Life Support Foundation (NDLSF) courses as the “gold standard in all-hazards training for medical response to mass casualty incidents.”
The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is making available Drive Slow on Ice and Snow materials to encourage motorists to drive safely during inclement winter weather conditions.
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