The Center for Domestic Preparedness is developing a new four-day course geared at teaching agencies how to properly monitor people exposed to any number of chemical, biological and radiological substances.

The course – Disaster Related Exposure Assessment and Monitoring, or DREAM – is aimed at helping state, local, tribal and territorial agencies establish a health monitoring and surveillance program to track workers and responders who’ve been exposed to hazardous materials.

The CDP is developing the course with the assistance of two CDC entities – the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 

A pilot of the course should be ready sometime in the fall.