Bioterrorism: A Guide for Facility Managers

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In the current climate of terrorism, the facility manager is in a more critical position than ever before. Protecting the organization's building and its occupants from chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) attacks that are designed to disrupt and/or destroy business operation is becoming an increasingly important priority for facility managers using practice management.

Bioterrorism: A Guide for Facility Managers provides a rationale for systematically identifying and evaluating the key areas of practice management. The book is unique in scope, focusing upon the awareness of terrorist threat. It addresses CBR attacks, as well as other forms of terrorism concerns, such as mailroom security, bomb threats, etc., along with the necessary steps for prevention, how to assess vulnerability, how to improve emergency preparedness, and how to assure optimum response and recovery in the event of an attack. It also presents examples of "lessons learned" and mistakes to avoid.

By focusing on practice management, the text turns the challenges of facility management into opportunities for the facility manager. These opportunities are manifested in an enhanced productivity that aligns itself with ensuring the safety of building employees, occupants and tenants, as well as with business operations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824721589
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Biological, Chemical & Radiological Weapons & the Facility Manager - An Overview Introduction Goals Classification of Weapons The Risks Implications for the Facility Manager

Building Vulnerability The Baseline Assessment Specific Recommendations Ventilation and Filtration Maintenance, Administration, and Training Internal and External Risk Factors

HVAC Systems & the Risk of Terrorist Threat Air-Filtration / Air-Cleaning Systems Filtration and Air-Cleaning Principles Recommendations: Filter and Sorbent Selection Recommendations: Operations and Maintenance

Safeguarding Buildings Facts About Airborne Hazards Immediate Actions Long-term Actions Distinguishing Between Types of Releases

Dirty Bombs Background The Impact of Dirty Bombs Sources of Radioactive Materials What to Do Following a Dirty Bomb Explosion

Biological & Chemical Releases Biological Threats Chemical Threats Biological Attacks Chemical Attacks Nuclear and Radiological Attacks Distinguishing Between Indoor and Outdoor Releases Choosing the Appropriate HVAC Operation

Regulatory Compliance Building Regulation Enforcement Current Regulatory Status Regulatory Activities Related to the Risk of Terrorism Building Regulation Management Models

Assessing & Managing Risk Risk Management Threat Assessment Vulnerability Assessment

Crisis Management Hazard Mitigation Planning - The Process Assessing Vulnerabilities Mitigation Priorities Developing the Plan Documentation

Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place Evacuation and Airborne Hazards Sheltering-in-Place Smoke Purge Fans Protective Masks Evacuation Additional Considerations

Appendix I - Building Vulnerability Assessment Screening Appendix II - Building Vulnerability Assessment Checklist Appendix III - Glossary of General Terms Appendix IV - Glossary of Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terms Appendix V - Website Directory Listing of Associations and Organizations


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