Text book going to be used to answer those questions were Occupational Safety & Health in the Emergency Services, 3rd Ed. by James S. Angle, 2012, Delmar Publishing: ISBN: 1439057508 Occupational Safety Management & Engineering, 5th Edition, By Willie Hammer and Dennis Price, 2001, Prentice Hall Publishers; ISBN: 0138965153.
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Read and/or view the following: • Hammer, Chapter 21 • 411 Palisade Ave., Jersey City, New Jersey Report
Question 1 – List some hazards involved in the use of electrical equipment.
Question 2 – Why is a hot, sweaty person in more danger from shock when working on electrical equipment than a person whose skin is dry?
Question 3 – Describe four means by which problems with static electricity can be reduced.
Read and/or view the following: • Hammer, Chapter 22 • Video: Fire Extinguisher Functions • Video: Fire Chemistry
Question 1 – Define and describe the following terms: • flash point • fire point • autoignition temperature Question 2 – What is the difference between a flammable and combustible liquid? Question 3 – Give five principle effects of fire on personnel Question 4 – Describe how are fires classified? Question 5 – List and describe some common types of fire extinguishers? Question 6 – List and describe some principal means by which a fire can be suppressed.
Read and/or view the following: • Hammer, Chapter 23 and 24
Question 1 – Describe is the difference between a deflagration and a detonation?
Question 2 – Describe some substances, other than explosives which can explode.
Question 3 – Describe what “quantity-distance tables” are, and on what they are based on
Question 4 – List seven rules for use of respiratory protective equipment
Question 5 – Define the following terms:
• An asphyxiant?
• An Anesthetic
Read and/or view the following: • Hammer, Chapter 26, 27, and 28
Question 1 – Write a one page paper describing the role of the following in a written confined-space entry program • entrant • attendant• permit user Question 2 – Identify what type of radiation the public most apprehensive of and explain why it is more so than for other types of hazards. Question 3 – Describe the protective measures that can be used against ionizing radiation. Question 4 – List five effects of vibration. Question 5 – List ten way in which vibrations can be eliminated or controlled. Question 6 – Read the following handout and then answer the following questions
Read Incident Description: Volunteer Fire Fighter Dies During Attempted Rescue of Utility Worker From a Confined Space – New York Incident Summary. You can google it “On September 6, 2010, a 51-year-old male volunteer fire fighter died after being overcome by low oxygen and sewer gases while climbing down into a sewer manhole in an attempt to rescue a village utility worker” Questions: • What factors/operations contributed to this incident? • As the safety and health officer, what recommendations would you make in order to prevent similar incidents? • What standards and regulations, if any, apply to these situations/operations?
Read and/or view the following: Volunteer Firefighter Dies and Two others are Injured During Live-Burn Training – New York • Career Lieutenant and Fire Fighter Die in a Flashover During a Live-Fire Training Evolution – Florida • Fire Apparatus / Train Incident.
Question 1 – Give at least three reasons why live victims should not be used in live fire training? Question 2 – Write a one page paper describing the necessity for coordination and communications during training exercises. Question 3 – List at least three areas of concern when selecting emergency vehicle driver/operators Question 4 – List the components that make up the general framework that should be included in an annual medical examination.
Read Rapid Intervention Teams and How to Avoid Needing Them: Special Report • Two Chief officers and a Firefighter Killed in Collapse During a Structural Fire • A Firefighter Dies after being Trapped in an Apartment House Fire • ICS Orientation, Module 1, I-100 • Go to web site – McKinsey Report and read section of Report regarding Fire Department Operations. Question 1 – Write a one page paper describing the five characteristics of an effective accountability system Question 2 – Write a one page paper describing the positions in the command staff and general staff of an Incident Management System Question 3 – Read the following: • Rapid Intervention Teams and How to Avoid Needing Them: Special Report • Two Chief officers and a Firefighter Killed in Collapse During a Structural Fire • A Firefighter Dies after being Trapped in an Apartment House Fire Then provide a two page paper that discusses the following issues as they relate to the above incidents: • Would the use of a RIT made a difference? • What impact would an accountability system have had on the outcome? • At what point, in your opinion, should a PAR [personnel accountability report] have been requested?
Read Go to web site – McKinsey Report and read section of Report regarding EMS Operations
Question 1 – List and describe four hazards associated with Emergency Medical emergencies that occur indoors Question 2 – List and describe three pieces of information available to help first responders identify a released hazardous substance. Question 3 – List seven areas of rescue are covered by the term technical rescue? Question 4 – List three hazards present during a civil disturbance.
Read and/or view the following: • Angle, Chapter 8, 12 and 13
Question 1 – Write a one page paper that describes the difference between the first-in/first-out and first–in/last-out approaches as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each Question 2 – List five implications of future technology of a safety and health program. Question 3 – List and describe the four kinds of tort liability presented in this textbook. Question 4 – Describe some of the implications that an older workforce can have on a health and safety program
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