Guidelines for Workplaces: Identifying and Handling Anthrax And Other Biological Agent Threats -
Ontario Ministry of Labour, in conjunction with Emergency Measures Ontario (EMO) and the Chief Medical Officer of Health. (October 31, 2001)
How to Handle Anthrax and Other Biological Agent Threats
(An official CDC Health Advisory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC).
(Distributed via Health Alert Network October 12, 2001, 9:00 PM EDT)
Security Of The Mail - Suspicious Mail Alert -
Canada Post (dated: February 11, 2002)
What Should I do if I Receive An Anthrax Threat by Mail? -
In USPS Message to Customers: We Are Taking Every Possible Measure To Assure Safety Of Customers And The Mail - (United States Postal Service [USPS]; Updated October 17, 2001.)
United States Postal Service - How we're making the public and employees safe.
USPS NewsBreak, October 29, 2001
For Information on identifying suspicious mail:
If You Receive Suspicious Mail - What should you do?
(Last modified: October 23, 2001)
(General Information Bulletin 2000-3: 1 page in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF); suitable for printing and posting. Has area to write in local and federal law enforcement telephone numbers).
Suspect Letter & Package Indicators -
U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF 1 3324.1 (6/95)).
Information from Health Canada on Anthrax
Anthrax, Health Canada Information Sheets.
(Last updated: 2002-04-28).
Virtual Resource Library, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Health Canada.
Online and accessed on July 29, 2002 at:
Material Safety Data Sheet - Infectious Substances: Bacillus anthracis, bacterium that causes anthrax.
(Prepared by the Office of Laboratory Security, Population and Public Health (PPHB), November 1999; Last Updated: 2001-01-23; Size 15K, Type: HTML).
Bioterrorism and public health.
CCDR [Canada Communicable Disease Report,
Health Canada] Vol. 27, no. 4 (February 15, 2001)
(Last Updated: 2001-09-21, Size: 20K, Type: HTML)
Information from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Anthrax:
Anthrax.- Frequently Asked Questions CDC (page last reviewed October 18, 2001.)
How to Handle Anthrax and Other Biological Agent Threats (Dated: October 12, 2001;page last reviewed: 10/14/2001.)
Links to the above articles and others on Anthrax are available in the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response section of the CDC (page last reviewed April 26, 2002.)
The Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response home page has links to information on other biological agents (and diseases) and chemical agents, in addition to information on planning guidance, training, and laboratory issues (page last reviewed July 17, 2002).
Information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Anthrax (Last updated: July 17, 2002). [http://www.epa.gov/epahome/hi-anthrax.htm]
This web page describes the EPA's role in detecting and cleaning up anthrax and in other counter-terrorism activities. Among other items it also has links to anthrax fact sheets, FAQs, and technical information for responders, employers and building managers, and technology vendors. Document last updated on July 29, 2002.