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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Protecting emergency responders, Vol. 4, Personal protective equipment guidelines for structural collapse events /|
|Publisher||Rand, Science and Technology Policy Institute,|
|Subjects||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. ; MEDICAL--Health Policy. ; POLITICAL SCIENCE--Political Freedom & Security--Terrorism. ; TECHNOLOGY--General. ; Emergency management--Safety measures. ; Emergency medical personnel--Safety measures. ; Fire fighters--Safety measures. ; Police--Safety measures. ; Emergency Response ; Occupational Safety|
|Collation||xxxvii, p. ; 26 cm.|
Prepared for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-119).
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 gives guidelines for personal protective equipment (PPE), focusing on required modifications to responders' typical PPE ensembles because of the duration of response and the need to prevent exposures to likely hazards from pathogens, airborne dusts, and gaseous hazardous materials. 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 multi-story-building collapse events.