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Emergency Medical Services Workers: How Employers Can Prevent Injuries and Exposures
This fact sheet highlights results from a four-year study capturing data from EMS workers treated in emergency departments and provides recommendations for prevention.
Firefighter health, wellness and fitness
f you are a firefighter looking for tips to improve your overall health and fitness, or a fire department leader developing or enhancing a wellness-fitness program, these resources can help.
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention
To address this occupational hazard, the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program conducts independent investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths.
Fire Safety Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems
The purpose of this manual is to increase the safety of emergency responders and building occupants by providing information about how firefighters typically interact with building features and fire protection systems during fires.
National Safety Culture Change Initiative
he Study of Behavioral Motivation on Reduction of Risk-Taking Behaviors in the Fire and Emergency Service was developed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs through a partnership with the U.S. Fire Administration.
Emergency Services: A Literature Review on Occupational Safety and Health Risks
This literature review summarizes the growing issue of better protection for emergency workers against he occupational safety and health (OSH) risks faced in this profession. The demands made upon emergency workers, as well as OSH risks they are exposed to, will rise as they are confronted with events greater in both number and severity.
NIOSH and USFA Initiate Study of Cancer among Firefighters
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are partnering on a study to examine the potential for increased risk of cancer among firefighters due to exposures from smoke, soot, and other contaminants in the line of duty.
Emerging Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service
This revised manual examines critical topics related to emergency incident rehabilitation and addresses ways to better protect firefighters and other emergency responders