Mining Publication: A Human Component to Consider in Your Emergency Management Plans: The Critical Incident Stress Factor
Original creation date: July 1995
In recent years the issue of human stress response in emergency workers has begun to receive attention. This paper presents a rationale for considering human stress as a significant factor in the management of emergencies. It discusses the concept of stress, Critical Incident Stress in emergency responders, and introduces the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) process. It is suggested that, in a disaster, the CISD process can improve the effectiveness of response teams on site, their turnaround time on site, and post disaster time off the job. This paper, prepared by a US Bureau of Mines research psychologist, offers some ideas to the mining industry in general, mine rescue trainers, and more universally, to those responsible for developing emergency management plans.
Authors: KM Kowalski
Peer Reviewed Journal Article - July 1995
NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20024595
Saf Sci 1995 Jul 20 (1):115-123
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