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.
Table of contents
ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION.
Introduction to Risk Management.
Accident, Injury, and Illness Data.
Law, Codes, and Standards.
COMPREHENSIVE RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN.
The Management of Risk.
Training of Personnel.
EMERGENCY INCIDENT RISK MANAGEMENT.
Pre-Emergency Risk Management.
Principles of Emergency Incident Risk Management.
Incident Safety Officer.
Incident Management System.
Making It Happen.