Development and evaluation of a computer driven health risk tool for fire fighters. Final report.
New England Research Institute, Watertown, Massachusetts, Final Report, 1989 Feb; :1-188
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.
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
Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
New England Research Institute, Watertown, Massachusetts, Final Report, 188 pages, 126 references