Friday, September 11, 2009

9.11.2001 - We Will Never Forget

The dead must be remembered, but the living are the monument, who in ordinary times save one another in extraordinary times.

World Trade Center Response

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 exposed rescue and recovery workers to unprecedented levels of risk for job-related injury, illness, and death. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) responded swiftly to address workers' needs in the aftermath of the attacks. NIOSH quickly sent to Ground Zero dozens of staff who applied their technical expertise to help meet immediate worker protection needs.

Currently, NIOSH funds programs to provide medical screening, monitoring, and treatment for responders who served at the WTC site. Links to information about the NIOSH response, and World Trade Center health resources, can be found below.

Respiratory Protection for Terrorist Threats and Other Emergencies

As we mark eight years since the attacks on the World Trade Center, the NIOSH Science blog summarizes advancements in respiratory protection for responders to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear emergencies.

Read more and comment on the NIOSH Science blog.

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