The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last year released a guidance document designed to ensure the safety and health of emergency medical services (EMS) responders assisting patients at hazardous substance release sites, according to a report in the American Society for Healthcare Engineering's ASHE e-News e-mail newsletter. "Best Practices for Protecting EMS Responders during Treatment and Transport of Victims of Hazardous Substance Releases" is a companion document to OSHA's "Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers." It can be downloaded as a PDF from OSHA's publications page.

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