This text is all NEW and meets the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) learning outcomes and lesson outlines for the associates course, Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Responders.
Fire and emergency responder safety is a primary responsibility of all emergency services organizations and responders. This manual provides guidance to achieve the requirements of NFPA® 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program. The content is a guide to a comprehensive occupational safety, health, and wellness program in a fire and emergency response organization.
This text includes how to:
Implement and manage occupational safety and health program
Motivate the fire and emergency services organizations to prioritize safety and health
Establish safety and health objectives for the organization
Ensure a safe and healthy work environment in emergency and nonemergency activities