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Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness, Fourth Edition manual cover.

This text is all new and 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.

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 nonemergency 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 consideration
  • 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


  1. Risks of a High-Hazard Occupation
  2. Cultural Change in the Fire Service
  3. Behavioral-Based Safety
  4. Health and Fitness Program Requirements
  5. Training Safety
  6. Fire Apparatus Safety
  7. Tools and Equipment Safety
  8. Protective Clothing and Equipment
  9. Emergency Operations
  10. Facility Safety
  11. Safety and Health Program Administration

Product specifications

Printed version specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-638-1

Pages: 437

E-book specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-640-4

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Publication No. FR36254
Price $70 to $78