Guidance, Technical Assistance & Planning

Hazards

Radiological and Nuclear Hazards: QRGs and other links

Improvised Nuclear Device QRG (2013)
Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) Quick Reference Guide (QRG) for Federal On-Scene Coordinators (FOSCs).

Radiological Dispersion Devices QRG (2012)
Radiological Dispersion Devices (RDD) Quick Reference Guide (QRG) for Federal On-Scene Coordinators (FOSCs).

Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response (OSHA)
The website provides a wealth of information on radiation and radiation emergencies. It is intended to help workers and employers who may be involved in emergency response operations or impacted by radiation emergencies, but who do not have emergency response roles. It also introduces workers and employers to hazard assessment and radiation measurement and describes health effects associated with exposure to radiation.

Health and Safety Planning Guide for Planners, Safety Officers, and Supervisors for Protecting Responders Following a Nuclear Detonation (DHS)
To provide planners and responders a better understanding for addressing the unique risks encountered in the post-IND environment, DHS and our interagency partners developed the “Health and Safety Planning Guide for Planners, Safety Officers, and Supervisors for Protecting Responders Following a Nuclear Detonation” and accompanying quick reference guide. This guidance is intended to aid in preserving the health and safety of response personnel in order to sustain lifesaving and critical infrastructure support for the duration of the emergency.

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (HHS)
The Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) website provides guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies. REMM resources provide just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise.

Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Response Guidance: Planning for the First 100 Minutes (DHS)
This document uses a notional 100 minute timeframe to provide technical recommendations on field operations, public messaging, and response coordination.

Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex (NRIA) to the National Response Framework (NRF) (FEMA)
The Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex (NRIA) to the National Response Framework (NRF) describes the policies, situations, concepts of operations, and responsibilities of the Federal departments and agencies governing the immediate response and short-term recovery activities for incidents involving release of radioactive materials to address the consequences of the event.

Planning Guidance for Protection and Recovery Following Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) and Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) Incidents (GPO)
Federal Register Notice of Final Guidance for Planning Guidance for Protection and Recovery Following Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) and Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) Incidents.

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center (DOE)
Through the management of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS), the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) positions the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an international leader in emergency medical response to radiation incidents.

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear explosive testing; works to reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad.

Ionizing Radiation (OSHA)
Recognition, Evaluation, Control, and Compliance.

Resources

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