"Protecting Worker Safety and Health under the National Response Framework
" is the newest QuickCard
available from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
relevant to the emergency services sector. The new QuickCard explains that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
can activate OSHA to coordinate worker safety and health following a disaster when federal, state, tribal and local assets are overwhelmed and assistance is needed to protect employees.
Of the more than 40 OSHA QuickCards available, the Emergency Management and Response - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC)
notes that topics pertinent to emergency responders include carbon monoxide poisoning, motor vehicle safe driving practices, portable ladder safety, construction hazards, heat and cold stress, fall protection, work zone traffic safety, portable generators, mold, trench safety, avian flu, West Nile virus and general decontamination.
Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG))
was developed jointly by the U.S. Department of Transportation
and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT)
for use by firefighters, police and
other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the
scene of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material.
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)