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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-97-0034-2683, International Association of Fire Fighters, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Cook CK; Trout D
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 97-0034-2683, 1998 Apr; :1-22
In November 1996, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a health hazard evaluation (HHE) request from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 146 on behalf of the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) and Perry Township Fire Department (PTFD) personnel who were exposed to chemicals or injured during and after fire suppression activities at UCR, Incorporated, a chemical warehouse located in Indianapolis, Indiana. NIOSH was asked to review the circumstances surrounding the fire, evaluate the overall incident command system, and investigate chemical exposures and injuries experienced by fire fighters.
Health-hazard-evaluation; Fire-fighters; Injuries; Exposure; Chemicals; Medical-evaluations; Personal-protective-equipment; Self-contained-breathing-apparatus; SCBA; Recommendations; Methods; Criteria; Region-5; Hazard-Confirmed; Author Keywords: Fire Protection; fire fighters; firefighters; industrial fire; chemical fire; chemical warehouse; incident command system; ICS; health effects; self-contained breathing apparatus; SCBA; PPE; contamination; overhaul
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