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An Epidemiologic Study of Injuries in Firefighters.
Stewart WF; Baker SP; Celentano D; Liang Y; Braver ER
Department of Epidemiology, School of Hygiene and Pubic Health, Johns Hopkins University 1990 Aug:27 pages
A study was conducted to examine factors possibly contributing to the increased risk of injury in firefighters. The study examined personal attributes, including age, experience and alcohol consumption; the effects of environmental factors including characteristics of fires, fire fighting tasks performed, and use of personal protective clothing and equipment; and the relative importance of personal and environmental factors. The authors conclude that young age was associated with an increased risk of injury after controlling for other known risk factors; that, in general, alcohol consumption was not associated with the risk of injury; that specific firefighter tasks emerged as the most significant risk factors with the risk of injury being highest for extinguishment and ventilation; and that the fire characteristics most strongly associated with an excess risk included stage of arrival at the fire and the size of the fire.
NIOSH-Grant; Traumatic-injuries; Epidemiology; Age-factors; Risk-factors; Firemen; Personal-protective-equipment;
Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins University 615 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21205
Final Grant Report;
NTIS Accession No.
Traumatic Injuries; Disease and Injury; Special Populations; Work Environment and Workforce;
Department of Epidemiology, School of Hygiene and Pubic Health, Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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