ABSTRACT

Utilizing the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance System to Prepare for and Respond to Emergencies   [open pdf - 274KB]

From the Document: "In order to ensure workers can respond safely and effectively to future emergencies, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) collaborated with federal agencies, state health departments, and unions to create the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) System. ERHMS is a framework that allows an organization to monitor the health and safety of emergency responders throughout the pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment phases of a response. The goal of ERHMS is to prevent short- and long-term illness and injury in emergency responders. Traditional groups of workers that typically respond to emergencies include police, fire, emergency medical personnel, and construction and utility workers, but can also include environmental health specialists, industrial hygienists, mental health professionals, and other public health personnel and volunteers."

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2017-11
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Journal of Environmental Health (November 2017), v. 80 no.4
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