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NYCOSH Says More Needed to Protect Emergency Responders in Disaster

Posted in on Fri, Jan 31, 2014

In a report released December 30, 2013, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) says that the nation is not prepared to protect emergency response workers’ safety and health if another 9/11-scale disaster occurs.  The report concludes that, although improvements have been made in protecting emergency response workers since 2001, further steps are needed to protect responders, including increased reliance on the hierarchy of controls of hazards, improving respiratory protection and updating exposure limits.  NIOSH Director John Howard, who also was given responsibility for overseeing the 9/11 WTC health funds, wrote the foreward to the report.

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