Emergency incident risk management

Emergency incident risk management

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Emergency Incident Risk Management: A Safety a Health Perspective Jonathan D. Kipp, Murrey E. Loflin While risk management techniques have been successfully used to reduce the potential for physical harm to the public, these proven methods, strangely enough, have not been applied to one of the most hazardous environments of allA³fire fighting operations. The result is that more than 100, 000 injuries occur to fire fighters each year. Emergency Incident Risk Management shows fire chiefs, fire officers, safety officers, and risk managersA³for the first time anywhereA³how to develop and implement a comprehensive risk management program that can sharply reduce on-the-job fatalities, injuries, and harmful exposures while minimizing property and equipment damage. Expanding on the information presented in the National Fire Protection Association 1500 Handbook, this thorough guide covers every phase of effective risk managementA³from assigning roles and preplanning, through all the steps in a solid risk management plan, to handling actual emergency incidents. With the help of illuminating examples, Emergency Incident Risk Management demonstrates how to: analyze accident, injury, and illness data identify and evaluate risk establish risk management priorities formulate and implement sound risk control measures monitor and fine-tune the risk management program incorporate risk management into an incident management system use and maintain proper personal protective equipment Further, the book addresses federal standards that safety administrators must observe, providing crucial compliance information on OSHAs regulations covering bloodborne pathogens, confined spaces, respiratory protection, and hazardous waste operations and emergency responseA³in addition to the NFPA standards. The book, in fact, is so complete it even covers how to utilize cost/benefit analysis to ensure effective risk management decision making. Written by a longtime certified safety professional and an experienced fire officer, Emergency Incident Risk Management should be regularly consulted by every professional who administers or operates corporate, municipal, military, or private emergency response programs.Those situations which are not covered in the SOP but in your opinion are important to the pre-fire plan should be noted on the plan. 4. Standard symbols have been established. Unusual situations should be noted so that new symbols can beanbsp;...

Title:Emergency incident risk management
Author:Jonathan D. Kipp, Murrey E. Loflin
Publisher:Van Nostrand Reinhold Company - 1996-03


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