Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds

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A shared dialogue among Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physicians, the Minnesota Poison Control System, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Emergency Responses to Releases/Exposures of Potentially Hazardous Unknown Chemical Substances - What Happens Next?

“Fentanyl Exposures and Cleanup” presented by Justin Corcoran, MD, Minnesota Poison Control Center followed by a panel discussion with representatives from MDH – Public Health Lab, MN Poison Control Center, MDH Emergency Management Programs, MPCA Emergency Management, and others.

In recent years, several incidents involving releases of unknown chemical substances and exposures to them have taken place in Minnesota. Once the emergency response starts, many agencies and organizations may possibly be involved. Concerns about exposures for emergency personnel and also people who are involved in cleanup after an incident have risen.

MDH and the Minnesota Poison Control System released guidance about Fentanyl Exposures and Cleanup. This information is for people preparing to enter an area where fentanyl, or a drug with similar chemical structures to fentanyl (an analogue), may be present.

This information is not meant for first responders such as law enforcement, fire department, or emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. Their risk for exposure, while minimal under most circumstances, is different compared to the public entering an area after the area has been released by first responders.


Emergency Responses to Releases/Exposures of Potentially Hazardous Unknown Chemical Substances – What Happens Next? (PDF)

Seminar Location

Minnesota Department of Health
Freeman Building - B-107
625 Robert Street N.
St. Paul, MN

7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Doors open at 6:45 a.m.

Parking Map

Directions to the Minnesota Department of Health - Freeman location

WebEx Also Available

To register for this training session,go to "Register for Emergency Responses to Releases/Exposures of Potentially Hazardous Unknown Chemical Substances - What happens Next?" and register. Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

Look for future EEGR seminars every second Wednesday of November, February, and May

About Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds

The purpose of Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds is to foster communication and multidisciplinary collaboration between medical and public health specialties through presentations and discussions that explore impact of environmental exposures on health.

CMEs are not offered for this EEGR.
We are looking into reinstituting them.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits have been offered for all previous Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds through Health Partners. Contact us at health.hazard@state.mn.us for more information.

We have a list of past seminars from the last three years. Information available includes the date, topic, speaker(s), and abstract.

Since 2007, MDH has hosted the Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds. For a complete list of presentations, please contact us through health.hazard@state.mn.us.

Suggestions for topics are welcome. Please send your suggestions to health.hazard@state.mn.us.

Comments or questions? Please contact us at 651-201-4897 or health.hazard@state.mn.us.

Updated Monday, 28-Oct-2019 15:54:53 CDT