Biological and physical

Facts and advice for dealing with anthrax, bloodborne pathogens, mold, and radiation in the workplace


Guide to mail center security (USPS)
Includes a section on chemical, biological, or radiological threats)

Anthrax (NIH)
A thorough website with dozens of links to more information

Anthrax emergency preparedness and response (CDC) 
CDC's well-organized microsite on anthrax

Bloodborne pathogens

One-page handout | Review cycle: Annual assessment of safer sharps devices and work practice  [PDF] 

Poster | Review cycle: Annual assessment of safer sharps devices and work practices [PDF]

Bloodborne infectious diseases HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus (NIOSH)
Thorough website with nine subtopic sections

Bloodborne pathogens and needlestick prevention (OSHA) 
Web page including guidance, enforcement, hazard recognition, and evaluation and controls


Quick card | Mold (OSHA) [PDF]  [español] 
Easy-to-read two-page guide with recommendations for general clean-up and specific remediation of mold infestations

Flood response resources (AIHA) 
Home and building owners will find general guidance for staying safe and cleaning up after a flood.

Mold (OIOHS) 
Website addressing exposure, health effects, clean-up and remediation, schools, and residential situations


This webpage provides an overview of the different kinds of radiation and how they can impact your health.

Radiation protection in health care and other industries [PDF]
An overview of control measures and rules for the safe use of ionizing radiation in the workplace 

Radiation protection (EPA)
Website with 13 subtopics, plus info on programs and environmental monitoring

Radiation protection services (Oregon Health Authority)
Info on the services provided by this department, including protection, licensing, monitoring, and emergency response

Non-ionizing radiation (OSHA)
Federal OSHA describes the forms of non-ionizing radiation on this health topic page

Video library

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Bloodborne pathogens (Safety in 8) | OCCUPAT-09 (English/Spanish)
    8 minutes | General overview of what a bloodborne pathogen is, how to protect ours … Read more
  • Bloodborne pathogens for corrections | OCCUPAT-03 (English/Spanish)
    22 minutes | Jail can be a violent place. Fights, drugs, assaults, searches, and ot … Read more
  • Bloodborne Pathogens: Don’t Take the Risk! | OCCUPAT-02
    N/A | This video will introduce you to the different diseases caused by bloo … Read more
  • Mold awareness | OCCUPAT-16 (English/Spanish)
    14 minutes | Molds are everywhere. While most molds are harmless to people, some fo … Read more
  • Bloodborne pathogens: a sharper image | OCCUPAT-21 (English/Spanish)
    19 minutes | This video offers a concise look at the transmission, treatment, and p … Read more