Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness, 4th Edition


Fire and emergency responder safety is a primary responsibility of all emergency services organizations and responders. This manual provides guidance to achieve the requirements of NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program. The content is a guide to a comprehensive occupational safety, health, and wellness program in a fire and emergency response organization.

This text includes how to:

  • Implement and manage occupational safety and health program
  • Motivate the fire and emergency services organizations to prioritize safety and health
  • Establish safety and health objectives for the organization
  • Ensure a safe and healthy work environment in emergency and non-emergency activities

Key Features:

  • The chapters are correlated to the FESHE outcomes
  • Up to date health, safety, and wellness standards and statistics
  • Content is concise and easy-to-follow
  • Research citations and endnotes are included

Safety and Health topics in the manual include the following:

  • Risks, hazards, and managing risk
  • Creating a safety culture
  • Physical fitness, wellness, and health considerations
  • Training safety
  • Apparatus and emergency vehicle safety
  • Tool and equipment safety, maintenance, and operation
  • Personal protective equipment selection, care, and use
  • Emergency scene safety
  • Facility safety
  • Safety program establishment and implementation

This text meets the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) learning outcomes and lesson outlines for the associates course, Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Responders.


Item #: 36254

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