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Drinking Water and Radiation Laboratory Branch (DWRLB)

​​Contact DWRLB:

Phone: (510) 620-2911

Fax: (510) 620-2940

Mailing Address:

California Department of Public Health

Drinking Water & Radiation Laboratory Branch

850 Marina Bay Parkway, MS G-164

Richmond, CA 94804-6403

LRN-C/ Biomonitoring Unit                       

Training Resources:

1.   The LRN-C Level 1 Lab offers free in-person training  for Clinical Laboratories, Public  Health Emergency Preparedness Officers, Hospital Emergency/ Disaster Preparedness Staff, First Responders including Law Enforcement, Fire Department, HazMat (contact CT Coordinator at 510-412-1693).

2.   Emergency Room Procedures in Chemical Hazard Emergencies: A Job Aid

3.   Types and Categories of Hazardous Chemicals and Related Toxidromes

4.   CHEMM Intelligent Syndromes Tool -  tool developed by experts in medicine and emergency response as an aid for identifying the chemical a patient was exposed to in a mass casualty incident.

5.   CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response – Chemical Emergencies

6.   EMSA Patient Decontamination Recommendations for the Hospitals 

7.   Laboratory Response and Hospital Preparedness in a Chemical Exposure (Terrorism) Event. Provided by Michigan  DHHS.   (Credits: PACE)

8.   Packaging and Shipping Division 6.2 Materials. Sponsored by the CDC National Laboratory Training Network.

9.   Advanced HAZMAT Life Support (AHLS) - provides healthcare providers the critical skills needed to treat victims exposed to toxic substances. (Credits: CME)

Preparedness Activities:

Drills and Exercises

Conferences and Workshops

In-person training for 1st Responders, Hospitals and Public Health

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