Accession Number:

ADP013379

Title:

Generic Protocol for Decisions Regarding Packages Possibly Containing a Chemical, Biological or Radiological (CBRN) Agent (A 'Package of Concern')

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTRE FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

GUIDING PRINCIPLES - Assume the worst case scenario until it can be ruled out, then gradually scale back as the informationevidence allows - The critical initial decision makingresponse actions and the incident commander must be localon site with advice from experts in other locations if warranted - Use all available evidenceinformation to decide on the course of action - Stop further exposure, e.g. of initial handlers, emergency responders, transporters, laboratory personnel, others - Determine the nature of the contents expeditiously, but safely - Preserve the forensic chain of evidence evidence tape, signatures, photographs, etc.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE