Health and safety guidelines from IFSTA manual
Health and safety guidelines
from IFSTA manual
The third edition of the IFSTA Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness manual provides guidance for creating a safe work environment and suggests ways for fire and emergency responders to lead a safe and healthy lifestyle.
January 4, 2011
By Carey Fredericks
Jan. 4, 2011 – The third edition of the IFSTA Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness
manual provides guidance for creating a safe work environment,
establishing an organizational and personal culture that embraces
emergency responder’s safety, and providing fire and emergency
responders with recommendations for a safe and healthy lifestyle.
The basis for this manual is NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department
Occupational Safety and Health Program. The manual provides a review of
the dominant culture that contributes to the current level of injuries
and fatalities sustained by the service. Methods for creating a new
safety-based culture grounded on changes in personal behaviour and
organizational change is recommended. It lays out the requirements for
health and fitness programs, as well as training, apparatus, tool and
equipment, protective clothing, emergency scene and facility safety. An
outline for developing and implementing a safety, health and wellness
program is also provided.
For more information, or to purchase this manual, visit the Annex Bookstore.
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