Emergency Medical Services Workers: How Employers Can Prevent Injuries and Exposures

July 2017
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017-194
First page of NIOSH document no. 2017-194

Employers need to understand why injuries occur in order to prevent them. Fewer injuries can result in a healthier workforce and decreased costs to the agency. This fact sheet highlights results from a four-year study capturing data from EMS workers treated in emergency departments and provides recommendations for prevention.

Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2017]. Emergency Medical Services Workers: How Employers Can Prevent Injuries and Exposures. By Reichard A, Marsh S, and Olsavsky R. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2017–194.

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