Protecting Emergency Responders, Volume 4 : Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines for Structural Collapse Events

This monograph serves as a technical source for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) incident commander guidelines for emergency response immediately following large structural collapse events. It characterizes response activities and expected hazards, and develops guideline...

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Main Author: Willis, Henry H.
Other Authors: Castle, Nicholas G., Sloss, Elizabeth M., Bartis, James T.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica RAND 2006, 2006
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This monograph serves as a technical source for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 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 (PPE). The partial or complete collapse of a multistory building creates an array of physical, chemical, and biological hazards. The most significant uncertainties are the composition and magnitude of the hazards present in the postcollapse e
Physical Description:111 pages
ISBN:9781282282919
1282282913
0833039075