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Protecting disaster rescue and recovery workers.

Authors
Reissman-DB; Piacentino-J
Source
Occupational and environmental health: recognizing and preventing disease and injury, 6th edition. Levy BS, Wegman DH, Baron SL, Sokas RK, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011 Jan; :779-797
NIOSHTIC No.
20044504
Abstract
This chapter describes temporal phases of disaster and emergency management in terms of worker protection strategies and health surveillance activities. Disaster safety management capacities and coordination plans must be developed before a disaster occurs to deal with the complexities of hazard assessment and control. worker education and training, worker illness and injury surveillance. and access to health care services (when prevention fails). These activities are performed by diverse groups of occupational and environmental health professionals.
Keywords
Occupational-health; Environmental-health; Health-hazards; Public-health; Emergency-response; Emergency-responders; Rescue-measures; Rescue-workers; Protective-measures; Disaster-planning; Disaster-prevention; Safety-measures; Safety-personnel; Education; Training; Surveillance-programs; Health-care; Health-services; Professional-workers
Publication Date
20110125
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Levy-BS; Wegman-DH; Baron-SL; Sokas-RK
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780195397888
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
Occupational and environmental health: recognizing and preventing disease and injury, 6th edition
State
DC
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