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Creating a Safe Work Environment for Emergency Medical Service Workers

Description: EMS workers rarely use the seat belts provided in the patient compartment as they severely restrict movement potentially inhibiting patient care. To improve the safety of this work environment NIOSH has investigated two options: modified restraints that allow mobility and reconfiguration of the patient compartment to reduce needed worker movement.
  Instructor(s): James D. Green, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
  Level: B I