This manual provides an overview of the main OSH risks faced by emergency responders
during disease outbreaks and other emergencies, such as natural disasters, chemical incidents,
radiological emergencies and emergencies involving conflicts. It assists organisations
and workplaces to better prepare and respond to these events. This manual is
particularly focused on needs in low-resource settings and provides technical guidance on good
practices and procedures in establishing systems that can: 1) reduce occupational exposures,
injury, illness and death among response workers; 2) decrease stress and reduce fears; and 3)
promote the health and well-being of health-care and other response workers.