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Industrial Process - Firefighting.

Authors
Darby-GH; Dukich-A; Hargens-CW; Hill-HG; Hsiao-SH; Liss-Suter-D; Mason-R; Miller-LM
Source
NIOSH 1978 Apr:11-27
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00094518
Abstract
An information profile on the potential occupational hazards of firefighting (SIC-9224) is presented. Process descriptions, relevant chemical and physical agents, the number of workers exposed or employed, biologic effects of substances encountered, and existing exposure standards are included. Incidence of mortality, injury, and morbidity is presented. The authors conclude that a firefighter may be exposed to any chemical or physical agent normally present in the immediate environment, but the exposure may be many orders of magnitude more severe than usually encountered. In addition, the firefighter can expect exposure to thermal stress, humidity, decreased oxygen availability, and some degree of emotional stress.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0167; Fire-protection; Forestry-services; Mortality-data; Accident-statistics; Psychological-factors; Psychological-stress; Chemical-exposure; Thermal-stress; Toxic-effects;
Publication Date
19780401
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-210-77-0167
SIC Code
9224;
Source Name
Information Profiles on Potential Occupational Hazards: Final Report - April, 1978, NIOSH, Rockville, Maryland
State
MD;
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