Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services / Edition 3

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Now in its third edition, Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services continues to offer a comprehensive program management approach to occupational safety and health issues. Designed for aspiring and practicing safety officers and fire and EMS department managers, as well as others in the fire and emergency medical services fields, this resource covers the significance and rationale for increasing the emphasis on health and safety. The third edition reflects the most current NFPA and OSHA Standards, incorporates the 16 Fire and Life Safety Initiatives, and complies with the Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services FESHE course outcomes. In addition, this text offers new information on risk management, fireground rules of air management, highway scene safety, and pandemic considerations in order to better prepare emergency responders for the challenges they face.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: J. Thomas Pierce, MBBS PhD(Navy Environmental Health Center)
Description: This is the third edition of a popular book used by fire services and others on both required and optional training related to occupational safety and health. It is consistent with a recommended course offered through the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education series.
Purpose: The third edition seeks to incorporate important knowledge derived from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1500 series, NFPA Standard 1710, and other applicable NFPA standards. The edition also includes recent statistics and new OSHA regulations.
Audience: This will have strong readership among both volunteer and municipal fire departments. Given the supplemental materials (quizzes, handouts, and online resources), it will be useful to instructors, students, safety officers, fire and EMS department managers, and other professionals.
Features: The 13 chapters have been updated along with three helpful indexes (2010 Firefighter Fatality Survey, two-in/two-out rule, and the Firefighter Life Safety Summit Report).
Assessment: This book is unique in that it weds expertise ordinarily existing in the fire service about elements of fire protection and prevention with high-level expertise in occupational safety and health. While this might appear to the public to be an obvious merger, it is not. For decades there have been experts who knew about either subject area but struggled to integrate the two at a high level. With this edition comes new perspectives and a thorough drill-down addressing thorny issues such as the relationship of nontraumatic firefighter deaths in the immediate period following high exertion periods. I liked it and will recommend it to colleagues in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439057506
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/23/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 294,861
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

James S. Angle is the Fire Chief for the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Department in Pinellas County Florida. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at St. Petersburg College in both the two year fire science and four year Public Safety Administration programs. Mr. Angle is a past member of the Florida Employment Standards and Training Council. He is the legislative co-chair for the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and previously served as the President of the Pinellas County Fire Chief Association. Chief Angle was named the Florida Fire Chief's Fire Chief of the year for 2010/2011.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Emergency Services Occupational Safety and Health. 2. Review of Safety Related Regulations and Standards. 3. Risk Management. 4. Pre-Incident Safety. 5. Safety at the Fire Emergency. 6. Safety at the Medical/Rescue Emergency. 7. Safety at Specialized Incidents. 8. Postincident Safety Management. 9. Personnel Roles and Responsibilities. 10. Safety Program Development and Management. 11. Safety Program Evaluation. 12. Information Management. 13. Special Topics in Emergency Service Occupational Safety and Health. Appendix A: 2009 Firefighter Fatality Report, United States Fire Administration. Appendix B: United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Firefighter's Two-in/Two-out Regulation. Appendix C: Firefighter Life Safety Summit Initial Report.

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