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Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services

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ISBN-10: 1401859038

ISBN-13: 9781401859039

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Angle

List price: $167.95
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This one-stop resource offers a comprehensive program management approach to occupational safety and health issues for instructors, students, safety officers, fire and EMS department managers, and others in the fire and emergency medical services fields. Updated to the latest editions of the NFPA 1500 series standards and adhering to the course objectives within the National Fire Academy?s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) course outcomes for Occupational Health and Safety, this book explains the significance and rationale for increasing emphasis on health and safety and provides the education necessary for facing the challenges that lay ahead. Enhancements to this…    
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Book details

List price: $167.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)
Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Course Correlation Grid
NFPA 1500 Standard Correlation Guide
Introduction to Emergency Services Occupational Safety and Health
Case Review
Introduction
History of Occupational Safety and Health in Industry
History of Emergency Services Safety and Health
Identification of the Safety Problem
Review of Current National Injury Statistics
What Is Being Done
Is It Working?
Summary
Review of Safety-Related Regulations and Standards
Case Review
Introduction
Regulations Versus Standards
Standard of Care
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations
NFPA Standards
Other Related Standards and Regulations
Summary
Risk Management
Case Review
Introduction
Risk Identification
Risk Evaluation
Risk Control
Summary
Preincident Safety
Case Review
Introduction
Station Considerations
Apparatus Safety
Response Safety
Preincident Planning
Safety in Training
Employee Wellness and Fitness
Interagency Considerations
Summary
Safety at the Fire Emergency
Case Review
Introduction
Incident Priorities and Safety
Hazards Faced by Responders
Personal Protective Equipment
Incident Management Systems
Accountability
Rapid Intervention companies
Rehabilitation
Summary
Safety at the Medical or Rescue Emergency
Case Review
Introduction
Hazards Faced by Responders
Infection Control
Personal Protective Equipment
Incident Management Systems
Summary
Safety at Specialized Incidents
Case Review
Introduction
Hazardous Materials Incidents
Technical Rescues
Helicopter Operations
Civil Disturbances
Terrorism Events
Natural Disasters
Summary
Postincident Safety Management
Case Review
Introduction
Incident Termination
Postincident Analysis
Critical Incident Stress Management
Summary
Personnel Roles and Responsibilities
Case Review
Introduction
Individual Responders
Supervisors
Emergency Service Management
Incident Commander
Safety Program Manager
Incident Safety Officer
The Safety Committee
Summary
Safety Program Development and Management
Case Review
Introduction
Essential Elements
Setting Goals and Objectives of the Program
Action Planning
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Training
Developing Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Policies
Summary
Safety Program Evaluation
Case Review
Introduction
The Evaluation Process
Responsibility for Evaluation
Evaluation Frequency
Summary
Information Management
Case Review
Introduction
Purpose of Data Collection and Reporting
Internal Data Collection
External Data Collection
Publishing the Health and Safety Report
Accessing Health and Safety Information Using the Internet
Summary
Special Topics in Emergency Service Occupational Safety and Health
Case Review
Introduction
Legal Issues
Ethical Issues
Financial Issues
Safety Considerations in the Diversified Workforce
Future Trends and Technologies
Summary
Reprint of the 2002 Firefighter Fatality Survey from the United States Fire Administration
Internet Resources of Interest to Safety and Health Managers
Reprint of the Document Issued by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the International Association of Fire Fighters in 1998 Regarding the Implementation of the Two-In/Two-Out Rule
Firefighter Life Safety Summit Initial Report
Acronyms
Glossary
Index