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Reports and Publications

Monograph Series

Protecting emergency responders. Volume 4. Personal protective equipment guidelines for structural collapse events. (2006)
This monograph serves as a technical source for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health incident commander guidelines for emergency response immediately following large structural collapse events. It characterizes response activities and expected hazards, and develops guidelines for selecting appropriate personal protective equipment.

Protecting emergency responders, Volume 3. Safety management in disaster and terrorism response. (2004)
During and after large scale disaster events, responders face the risk of physical injury, traumatic stress, and hazardous exposures. Effectively addressing such risks requires bringing together the capabilities of a range of response organizations from all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. This study provides recommendations for preparing for response to such disasters and other large-scale incidents.

Protecting emergency responders, Volume 2. Community views of safety and health risks and personal protection needs. (2003)
The authors examined the hazards that emergency responders face and the personal protective technology needed to contend with those hazards. The findings are intended to help define the protective technology needs of emergency responders and develop a comprehensive personal protective technology research agenda for the nation.

Protecting Emergency Responders. Volume 1. Lessons learned from terrorist attacks.(2002)
This monograph was written following a December 2001 conference that discussed terrorist attacks and ways to improve the health and safety of emergency workers who respond to large-scale disasters. This book is intended to help managers and decision makers understand the unique working and safety environment associated with terrorist incidents, understand the equipment needs of emergency workers, and improve education and training programs and activities directed at the health and safety of emergency responders.