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Title Protecting emergency responders, Vol. 4, Personal protective equipment guidelines for structural collapse events / Henry H. Willis [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand, Science and Technology Policy Institute, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 83 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Prepared for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-119).
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction -- The Need for PPE Guidelines: Learning from the WTC Tragedy -- Characterization of Post-Structural Collapse Hazards -- Emergency Response to Structural Collapses -- Guidelines for Emergency Responders' PPE Ensembles -- Logistics, Use, and Maintenance Issues at a Structural Collapse -- Remaining Challenges for Protecting Emergency Responders at Multistory-Building Collapse Events -- Appendix.
Summary This monograph serves as a technical source for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) incident commander guidelines for emergency response immediately following large structural collapse events. It characterizes response activities and expected hazards, and develops guidelines for selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). The partial or complete collapse of a multistory building creates an array of physical, chemical, and biological hazards. The most significant uncertainties are the composition and magnitude of the hazards present in the postcollapse environment. Although hazard monitoring can reduce these uncertainties, this type of monitoring will not be available during the first few postcollapse hours. The guidelines focus on three issues that present unique challenges in the response to a multistory-building collapse: (1) protection from biological hazards; (2) protection from inhalation of hazardous materials; and (3) required modifications to responders' typical PPE ensembles because of the duration and intensity of the response. However, selecting and purchasing appropriate PPE does not alone ensure safety; the guidelines also address the need to provide adequate supply of equipment and training so that it is used correctly.
Subject Emergency management -- United States -- Safety measures.
Emergency medical personnel -- United States -- Safety measures.
Fire fighters -- United States -- Safety measures.
Police -- United States -- Safety measures.
Terrorism.
Emergency management.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief.
Emergency management. (OCoLC)fst00908500
Emergency management -- Safety measures. (OCoLC)fst00908525
Emergency medical personnel -- Safety measures. (OCoLC)fst00908550
Fire fighters -- Safety measures. (OCoLC)fst00925421
Police -- Safety measures. (OCoLC)fst01068510
Terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01148101
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Willis, Henry H.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Science and Technology Policy Institute (Rand Corporation)
Other Form: Print version: Protecting emergency responders, Vol. 4, personal protective equipment guidelines for structural collapse events. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, Science and Technology Policy Institute, 2006 0833039075 9780833039071 (OCoLC)67712378
ISBN 9780833041029 (electronic bk.)
0833041029 (electronic bk.)
0833039075 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780833039071
Report No. RAND/MG-425-NIOSH
Standard No. DEBBG BV043077327
DEBSZ 42219753X
GBVCP 802305830

 
    
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