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Preventing deaths and injuries to fire fighters by establishing collapse zones at structure fires.
Loflin-M; Tarley-J; Lutz-V
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-120, 2014 Apr; :1-6
Fire fighters are at significant risk for injury or death due to structural collapse during fire-fighting operations. Structural collapse often occurs without warning. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that the Incident Commander establish defensive operations and collapse zones when there is potential for a structural collapse during fire-fighting operations.
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Traumatic-injuries; Emergency-responders; Fire-fighters; Fire-fighting; Fire-safety; Mortality-data; Surveillance
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
NTIS Accession No.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-120; M042014
Public Safety; Construction; Mining
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division