Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services / Edition 2

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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. Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services, Second Edition is updated to the latest editions of the NFPA 1500 series standards. 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 also 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 edition include the latest facts on risk management and program development, all-new information on funding for safety and health programs, emerging trends, and updated coverage of terrorism preparedness.
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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: 9781401859039
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/14/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 323
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.00 (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

Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) xix
Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Course Correlation Grid xx
NFPA 1500 Standard Correlation Guide xxi
Chapter 1 Introduction to Emergency Services Occupational Safety and Health 1
Case Review 2
Introduction 2
History of Occupational Safety and Health in Industry 3
History of Emergency Services Safety and Health 4
Identification of the Safety Problem 7
Review of Current National Injury Statistics 10
What Is Being Done 13
Is It Working? 16
Summary 17
Chapter 2 Review of Safety-Related Regulations and Standards 19
Case Review 20
Introduction 20
Regulations Versus Standards 21
Standard of Care 22
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations 23
NFPA Standards 30
Other Related Standards and Regulations 42
Summary 45
Chapter 3 Risk Management 47
Case Review 48
Introduction 48
Risk Identification 48
Risk Evaluation 51
Risk Control 53
Summary 59
Chapter 4 Preincident Safety 61
Case Review 62
Introduction 62
Station Considerations 63
Apparatus Safety 69
Response Safety 76
Preincident Planning 80
Safety in Training 81
Employee Wellness and Fitness 83
Interagency Considerations 87
Summary 90
Chapter 5 Safety at the Fire Emergency 83
Case Review 93
Introduction 93
Incident Priorities and Safety 93
Hazards Faced by Responders 96
Personal Protective Equipment 101
Incident Management Systems 106
Accountability 108
Rapid Intervention companies 109
Rehabilitation 112
Summary 115
Chapter 6 Safety at the Medical or Rescue Emergency 117
Case Review 118
Introduction 118
Hazards Faced by Responders 118
Infection Control 126
Personal Protective Equipment 127
Incident Management Systems 128
Summary 131
Chapter 7 Safety at Specialized Incidents 133
Case Review 134
Introduction 134
Hazardous Materials Incidents 135
Technical Rescues 139
Helicopter Operations 141
Civil Disturbances 144
Terrorism Events 144
Natural Disasters 146
Summary 150
Chapter 8 Postincident Safety Management 152
Case Review 153
Introduction 153
Incident Termination 153
Postincident Analysis 156
Critical Incident Stress Management 158
Summary 162
Chapter 9 Personnel Roles and Responsibilities 164
Case Review 165
Introduction 165
Individual Responders 167
Supervisors 169
Emergency Service Management 170
Incident Commander 172
Safety Program Manager 173
Incident Safety Officer 174
The Safety Committee 178
Summary 181
Chapter 10 Safety Program Development and Management 183
Case Review 184
Introduction 184
Essential Elements 185
Setting Goals and Objectives of the Program 185
Action Planning 188
Cost-Benefit Analysis 190
Training 192
Developing Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Policies 193
Summary 195
Chapter 11 Safety Program Evaluation 197
Case Review 198
Introduction 198
The Evaluation Process 198
Responsibility for Evaluation 200
Evaluation Frequency 201
Summary 202
Chapter 12 Information Management 203
Case Review 204
Introduction 204
Purpose of Data Collection and Reporting 205
Internal Data Collection 205
External Data Collection 208
Publishing the Health and Safety Report 213
Accessing Health and Safety Information Using the Internet 215
Summary 217
Chapter 13 Special Topics in Emergency Service Occupational Safety and Health 218
Case Review 219
Introduction 219
Legal Issues 220
Ethical Issues 222
Financial Issues 222
Safety Considerations in the Diversified Workforce 224
Future Trends and Technologies 225
Summary 227
Appendix A Reprint of the 2002 Firefighter Fatality Survey from the United States Fire Administration 229
Appendix B Internet Resources of Interest to Safety and Health Managers 279
Appendix C 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 282
Appendix D Firefighter Life Safety Summit Initial Report 292
Acronyms 309
Glossary 311
Index 315
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