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Document ID (ISN)107539
CIS number 08-96
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-133
Title Preventing fire fighter fatalities due to heart attacks and other sudden cardiovascular events
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, June 2007. 26p. Illus. 90 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract To reduce on-duty deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) among firefighters in the United States, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that fire departments and fire fighters follow established medical screening guidelines, adopt risk reduction measures during fire fighting operations and develop and participate in comprehensive wellness and fitness programmes. This booklet provides background on firefighting and CVD, presents case reports to highlight important findings, summarizes data from NIOSH CVD fatality investigations and provides recommendations to minimize the risk of deaths from CVD among firefighters.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; fire services; cardiovascular diseases; fatalities; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) physical fitness programmes; public OSH institutions; physical fitness; state of health; USA
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Occupational physiology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Physical fitness programmes