A Message from WISHA About Bioterrorism

"The tragic events of September 11 and the recent reports of anthrax cases have resulted in a heightened state of awareness in Washington and across the nation. I assure you that we have received no credible threats in Washington State.  I also assure you that we are doing everything possible to protect your health and safety."  

--Governor Gary Locke, October 16, 2001
Taken from Gov. Locke's statement to state employees on current health and safety issues

WISHA has received inquiries about bioterrorism and the steps that should be taken in response to the risk.  The Washington State Department of Health has the lead in directing bioterrorism prevention and response efforts.  WISHA is responding by supporting the Department of Health and Centers for Disease control and Prevention's (CDC) guidelines.  We will use this site as a place to post information and related links in order to provide the most current and accurate information regarding bioterrorism.  Please refer to these links and information provided by your local health department.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)


Department of Health (DOH)
(local Health Departments can be accessed from this site)


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)


Washington State Patrol


United States Postal Service


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)


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