LaTSIP - Public Health Emergency Response Assistance

Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology
Louisiana Toxic Substance Incidents Program
• Public Health Emergency Response Assistance
Events by Parish
Frequently Released Substances

On average LaTSIP staff recieve 30-50 reports per day (approximately 12,000 per year) from the Louisiana State Police (LSP) and the National Response Center (NRC) containing information on chemical releases. LaTSIP Emergency Response staff review the reports and provide the nine LDHH regions of the state with copies of all the LSP and NRC reports specific to their region. If follow up public health action is necessary, the program can provide an emergency response packet consisting of information about the event, the chemical(s) of concern, health effects and medical management, and map(s) of the area, which display the incident location, points of interest, hospitals, schools, day care centers, nursing homes, and current contact information. A Material Safety Data Sheet(s) may also be sent, when all necessary information is provided.