Georgia RRVC Hands-On Training Workshop, Nov 16th, 2013. Preparing for Radiation Incidents & Need for Volunteers. Armin Ansari, PhD Health Physicist. Topics. The need to prepare for radiation emergencies Public health response to such emergencies The need for volunteers.
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Armin Ansari, PhD
Rapid assessment of health and medical needs
Sheltering and housing, mass care safety
Injury and illness surveillance
Potable water, safe food, sanitation and hygiene
Solid waste, waste water management
Hazardous material disposal
Handling of the deceased
Public service announcements
Radiation IncidentsImpact on People
Decontamination/Population Monitoring are:
“the responsibility of State, local, and tribal governments.”
The place to conduct “population monitoring”
Who will staff them?
CDC, CRCPD, MRC Partnership
“Self-efficacy is the primary predictor of willingness to respond.”