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The Resource Protecting emergency responders, Vol. 4, Personal protective equipment guidelines for structural collapse events, Henry H. Willis [and others]

Protecting emergency responders, Vol. 4, Personal protective equipment guidelines for structural collapse events, Henry H. Willis [and others]

Label
Protecting emergency responders, Vol. 4, Personal protective equipment guidelines for structural collapse events
Title
Protecting emergency responders
Title number
Vol. 4
Title part
Personal protective equipment guidelines for structural collapse events
Statement of responsibility
Henry H. Willis [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 environment. Although hazard monitoring can reduce these uncertainties, this type of monitoring will not be available during the first few postcollapse hours. The guidelines focus on three issues that present unique challenges in the response to a multistory-building collapse: (1) protection from biological hazards; (2) protection from inhalation of hazardous materials; and (3) required modifications to responders' typical PPE ensembles because of the duration and intensity of the response. However, selecting and purchasing appropriate PPE does not alone ensure safety; the guidelines also address the need to provide adequate supply of equipment and training so that it is used correctly
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.3481
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV551.3
LC item number
.P793 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Willis, Henry H
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Science and Technology Policy Institute (Rand Corporation)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medical personnel
  • Fire fighters
  • Police
  • Terrorism
  • Emergency management
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medical personnel
  • Fire fighters
  • Police
  • Terrorism
  • United States
Label
Protecting emergency responders, Vol. 4, Personal protective equipment guidelines for structural collapse events, Henry H. Willis [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Prepared for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-119)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Need for PPE Guidelines: Learning from the WTC Tragedy -- Characterization of Post-Structural Collapse Hazards -- Emergency Response to Structural Collapses -- Guidelines for Emergency Responders' PPE Ensembles -- Logistics, Use, and Maintenance Issues at a Structural Collapse -- Remaining Challenges for Protecting Emergency Responders at Multistory-Building Collapse Events -- Appendix
Control code
154317437
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvii, 83 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833041029
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)154317437
Label
Protecting emergency responders, Vol. 4, Personal protective equipment guidelines for structural collapse events, Henry H. Willis [and others]
Publication
Note
Prepared for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-119)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Need for PPE Guidelines: Learning from the WTC Tragedy -- Characterization of Post-Structural Collapse Hazards -- Emergency Response to Structural Collapses -- Guidelines for Emergency Responders' PPE Ensembles -- Logistics, Use, and Maintenance Issues at a Structural Collapse -- Remaining Challenges for Protecting Emergency Responders at Multistory-Building Collapse Events -- Appendix
Control code
154317437
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvii, 83 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833041029
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)154317437

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