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Transportation and Public Health Preparedness: A Focus on Rail Transportation

April 15, 2010

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Program Description:
Why Focus on Rail Transportation? -Vast quantities of hazardous materials are moved by rail -Railroad service points may store large amounts of diesel fuel -Much of the railroad physical plant is unguarded and easily accessed -Much of our food travels by rail at some point -Commuter trains move large numbers of people to and from major cities daily -In many cases the railroad physical plant is located near vulnerable populations

Objectives:
The participant will be able to describe public health and emergency preparedness implications of:

  1. Railroad Healthcare
  2. The Railroad Physical Plant
  3. Various types of railroad equipment
  4. Both freight and passenger operations
  5. Railroad special events

Who Should Attend:
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc).

These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Grant number 5 U90 TP224249-04. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

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