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An Epidemiologic Study of Injuries in Firefighters.

Authors
Stewart-WF; Baker-SP; Celentano-D; Liang-Y; Braver-ER
Source
Department of Epidemiology, School of Hygiene and Pubic Health, Johns Hopkins University 1990 Aug:27 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00196216
Abstract
A study was conducted to examine factors possibly contributing to the increased risk of injury in firefighters. The study examined personal attributes, including age, experience and alcohol consumption; the effects of environmental factors including characteristics of fires, fire fighting tasks performed, and use of personal protective clothing and equipment; and the relative importance of personal and environmental factors. The authors conclude that young age was associated with an increased risk of injury after controlling for other known risk factors; that, in general, alcohol consumption was not associated with the risk of injury; that specific firefighter tasks emerged as the most significant risk factors with the risk of injury being highest for extinguishment and ventilation; and that the fire characteristics most strongly associated with an excess risk included stage of arrival at the fire and the size of the fire.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Traumatic-injuries; Epidemiology; Age-factors; Risk-factors; Firemen; Personal-protective-equipment;
Contact
Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins University 615 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21205
Publication Date
19900808
Document Type
Final Grant Report;
Funding Amount
345681.00
Funding Type
Grant;
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-152918
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-02254
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Traumatic Injuries; Disease and Injury; Special Populations; Work Environment and Workforce;
Source Name
Department of Epidemiology, School of Hygiene and Pubic Health, Johns Hopkins University
State
MD;
Performing Organization
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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