Story of Impact: NIOSH Research Leads to a Reduction in Safety Hazards Among Ambulance Service Workers and EMS Responders [open pdf - 605KB]
"As part of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) set out to reduce ambulance crash--related injuries and deaths among EMS [emergency medical services] workers. The 'Ambulance Crash Survivability Improvement Project' addressed the layout and structural integrity of ambulance compartments, design of hardware, and occupant restraints. The project included an evaluation of both human and mechanical barriers to equipment access, as well as use of personal restraints."
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-164
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