NIEHS teams with federal and city groups to conduct disaster response training exercise

On May 1st the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Education and Training Program (WETP) teamed with several agencies in Cincinnati, Ohio for a disaster training exercise geared towards responding to explosions and dispersions of chemicals.

The chemical preparedness and response exercise involved over 150 participants and was a collaborative effort between the NIEHS, City of Cincinnati, International Union of Operating Engineers, Interstate Chemical Terrorism Workgroup, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the University of Cincinnati.

Director of the NIEHS, Linda Birnbaum, was “pleased to participate in this important training exercise to promote information exchange and bridge the gap between federal, state and local organizations involved in an emergency response.”

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