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Protecting disaster rescue and recovery workers.
Occupational and environmental health: recognizing and preventing disease and injury, 6th edition. Levy BS, Wegman DH, Baron SL, Sokas RK, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011 Jan; :779-797
This chapter describes temporal phases of disaster and emergency management in terms of worker protection strategies and health surveillance activities. Disaster safety management capacities and coordination plans must be developed before a disaster occurs to deal with the complexities of hazard assessment and control. worker education and training, worker illness and injury surveillance. and access to health care services (when prevention fails). These activities are performed by diverse groups of occupational and environmental health professionals.
Occupational-health; Environmental-health; Health-hazards; Public-health; Emergency-response; Emergency-responders; Rescue-measures; Rescue-workers; Protective-measures; Disaster-planning; Disaster-prevention; Safety-measures; Safety-personnel; Education; Training; Surveillance-programs; Health-care; Health-services; Professional-workers
Levy-BS; Wegman-DH; Baron-SL; Sokas-RK
Occupational and environmental health: recognizing and preventing disease and injury, 6th edition
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