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On The Safe Side - A Security Planning Toolkit for Public Health Emergencies

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Police controlling crowd at hospitalThe On the Safe Side - A Security Planning Toolkit for Public Health Emergencies is designed to give preparedness planners easy access to documents they will need to:

  • Design and host a law enforcement and healthcare workshop;
  • Develop a hospital security plan for medical surge and other emergencies;
  • Develop a point of dispensing site security and traffic management plan;
  • Design and host a security-based tabletop exercise.

The toolkit addresses elements of three target capabilities outlined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:

  • Public Safety and Security
  • Medical Surge
  • Mass Prophylaxis