Man-Made Hazard Preparedness

Man-made disasters are extreme hazardous events that are caused by human beings. Some examples of man-made disaster emergencies include chemical spills, hazardous material spills, explosions, chemical or biological attacks, nuclear blast, train accidents, plane crashes, or groundwater contamination. Communities are also vulnerable to threats posed by extremist groups who use violence against both people and property. Many of these disasters can cause death, injuries, and loss of property. ​Below are resources to assist environmental health professionals in planning and educating the public on man-made disaster issues.

Resources to Protect Community Health

Radiological Disaster Preparedness

Chemical Disaster Preparedness

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