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Technical Assistance Report No. TA-79-50, International Association of Firefighters, Alliance, Ohio.

Authors
Schulte-PA
Source
NIOSH 1980 Sep:15 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00103206
Abstract
Medical interviews were conducted with 79 firefighters (SIC-9224) present at a pesticides warehouse fire in July, 1974, in Alliance, Ohio. The survey was requested by the International Association of Firefighters, and was performed during December 1979 and January 1980. A questionnaire to evaluate the current psychological conditions of the firefighter was also administered. A high incidence of cough, memory loss, tension, depression, fatigue, and confusion, was found in the personnel at the fire when compared to firefighters from another city. The author suggests that the adverse health effects resulted from exposures during the fire. He recommends periodic physical examinations for firefighters, use of protective equipment, and provision of means for the outlet of tensions and pressures that build during periods of inactivity between calls.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-79-50; Fire-protection; Hazard-confirmed; Region-5; Firemen; Combustion-products; Air-contamination; Health-surveys; Clinical-symptoms; Psychological-responses; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs;
Publication Date
19800901
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-171134
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-79-50
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
9224;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 15 pages, 2 references
State
OH;
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