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NIOSH Public Safety-Related Publications and Reports

Some products are available through these NIOSH activities:

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports

Through the  Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program , NIOSH conducts investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths to formulate recommendations for preventing future deaths and injuries. The program does not seek to determine fault or place blame on fire departments or individual fire fighters, but to learn from these tragic events and prevent future similar events.  Search  for reports of interest. Some recent examples are:

Health Hazard Evaluations

A  Health Hazard Evaluation  is a study of a workplace that is done to learn whether workers are exposed to hazardous materials or harmful conditions and to provide recommendations for protecting these workers. More than 100 Health Hazard Evaluation Reports have been published related to Public Safety workers. You can  search  for reports of interest. A few examples are:

NIOSH publications

 NIOSHTIC-2  is a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH. The links below provide the results of selected searches for several industry segments within the Public Safety sector:

These searches can be refined further by users to better meet their particular needs.

NORA Public Safety Council Products

Council products are outlined below. Contact the Sector Coordinator with any questions or comments.

March 2013

National Public Safety Agenda to focus research and intervention efforts

January 2011

A Fact Sheet on Safety and Health in Law Enforcement (2 pages) describes the current situation and NORA goals for prevention then invites participation by interested organizations and individuals. (Spanish)

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