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Document ID (ISN)104537
CIS number 06-171
Year 2005
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2005-132
Title NIOSH Alert - Preventing injuries and deaths of fire fighters due to truss system failures
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, May 2005. 25p. Illus. 35ref
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This safety guide outlines different types of truss construction methods and describes cases involving injuries to fire fighters operating at fires involving truss roof and floor systems. Makes recommendations for fire departments, fire fighters, building owners and managers to minimize the risks of injury and death.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; USA; collapse; buildings; fire services
Descriptors (secondary) fire behaviour; safety guides; safe working methods; fatalities
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces