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Preventing deaths and injuries to fire fighters by establishing collapse zones at structure fires.

Authors
Loflin-M; Tarley-J; Lutz-V
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-120, 2014 Apr; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20044198
Abstract
Fire fighters are at significant risk for injury or death due to structural collapse during fire-fighting operations. Structural collapse often occurs without warning. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that the Incident Commander establish defensive operations and collapse zones when there is potential for a structural collapse during fire-fighting operations.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Traumatic-injuries; Emergency-responders; Fire-fighters; Fire-fighting; Fire-safety; Mortality-data; Surveillance
Publication Date
20140401
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-105962
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2014-120; M042014
NIOSH Division
DSR; EID
Priority Area
Public Safety; Construction; Mining
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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