|Document ID (ISN)||107539|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-133
||Preventing fire fighter fatalities due to heart attacks and other sudden cardiovascular events
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, June 2007. 26p. Illus. 90 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2007-133/pdfs/2007-133.pdf [in English]
||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.
||fire fighting; fire services; cardiovascular diseases; fatalities; risk factors
||physical fitness programmes; public OSH institutions; physical fitness; state of health; USA
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||USA|
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Physical fitness programmes