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Author Willis, Henry H.

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

Published Santa Monica : RAND, 2006.

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 UniM INTERNET resource    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 online resource (111 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Open Access
Contents Preliminaries; Preface; Contents; Summary; Acknowledgments; Glossary; Introduction; The Need for PPE Guidelines Learning from the WTC Tragedy; Characterization of Post Structural Collapse Hazards; Physical 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; Appendix; References.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and appendix.
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.
Other author Castle, Nicholas G.
Sloss, Elizabeth M.
Bartis, James T.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Protective clothing.
Emergency medical personnel -- United States -- Safety measures.
Structural failures.
Industrial safety.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781433709487 (electronic bk.)
1433709481 (electronic bk.)
9780833041029 (electronic bk.)
0833041029 (electronic bk.)
9780833041081 (electronic bk.)
0833041088 (electronic bk.)
1282282913
9781282282919
0833039075