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Development and evaluation of a computer driven health risk tool for fire fighters. Final report.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
New England Research Institute, Watertown, Massachusetts, Final Report, 1989 Feb; :1-188
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00204380
Abstract
A health risk appraisal computer software program was developed for fire fighters. The scientific evidence concerning risk factors for various health outcomes in fire fighters was reviewed. Risks included hearing loss, lung function loss, occupational cancer, infectious diseases, heart disease, injuries, and stress. Suggestions were presented for future research that would provide stronger quantitative evidence for risk factor/outcome relationships. The logic used by the risk appraisal software in producing a report to a participant was outlined in detail. Because no quantitative and generalizable relationships between risk factors and outcomes have been established, no formal scoring algorithm was established. A copy of the questionnaire and a brief user manual describing the implementation of the software were included.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-200-87-2537; Firemen; Emergency-care; Noise-exposure; Hazardous-materials; Risk-analysis; Traumatic-injuries; Job-stress; Physical-stress; Occupational-exposure; Noise-induced-hearing-loss
Publication Date
19890201
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
PB92-146034
NTIS Price
A10
Identifying No.
Contract-200-87-2537
Source Name
New England Research Institute, Watertown, Massachusetts, Final Report, 188 pages, 126 references
State
MA
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