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Emergency Incident Risk Management. A Safety & Health Perspective. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2177942
  • Book
  • March 1996
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Emergency Incident Risk Management: A Safety & HealthPerspective
Jonathan D. Kipp, Murrey E. Loflin
While risk management techniques have been successfully used toreduce the potential for physical harm to the public, these provenmethods, strangely enough, have not been applied to one of the mosthazardous environments of all fire fighting operations. The resultis that more than 100,000 injuries occur to fire fighters eachyear. Emergency Incident Risk Management shows fire chiefs, fireofficers, safety officers, and risk managers for the first timeanywhere how to develop and implement a comprehensive riskmanagement program that can sharply reduce on-the-job fatalities,injuries, and harmful exposures while minimizing property andequipment damage. Expanding on the information presented in theNational Fire Protection Association 1500 Handbook, this thoroughguide covers every phase of effective risk management fromassigning roles and preplanning, through all the steps in a solidrisk management plan, to handling actual emergency incidents. Withthe help of illuminating examples, Emergency Incident RiskManagement demonstrates how to:

analyze accident, injury, and illness data

identify and evaluate risk

establish risk management priorities

formulate and implement sound risk control measures

monitor and fine-tune the risk management program

incorporate risk management into an incident managementsystem

use and maintain proper personal protective equipment
Further, the book addresses federal standards that safetyadministrators must observe, providing crucial complianceinformation on OSHA s regulations covering bloodborne pathogens,confined spaces, respiratory protection, and hazardous wasteoperations and emergency response in addition to the NFPAstandards. The book, in fact, is so complete it even covers how toutilize cost/benefit analysis to ensure effective risk managementdecision making. Written by a longtime certified safetyprofessional and an experienced fire officer, Emergency IncidentRisk Management should be regularly consulted by every professionalwho administers or operates corporate, municipal, military, orprivate emergency response programs.
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Introduction to Risk Management.

Accident, Injury, and Illness Data.

Law, Codes, and Standards.


The Management of Risk.

Risk Identification.

Risk Evaluation.

Establishing Priorities.

Risk Control.

Program Monitoring.

Training of Personnel.


Pre-Emergency Risk Management.

Principles of Emergency Incident Risk Management.

Incident Safety Officer.

Personnel Accountability.

Incident Management System.

Post-Incident Analysis.


Making It Happen.


Select Bibliography.

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Jonathan D. Kipp
Murrey E. Loflin
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