Heat Stress & Illness for First Responders

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Heat Stress & Illness for First Responders

Link to Heat Safety Info for All Employees who work outside:
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatstress/prevention.html
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatstress/heat_illnesses.html
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/guides/heat.html
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatstress/standards.html
https://edmdigest.com/response/steps-first-responders-take-to-stay-safe-in-extreme-weather/

U.S. Dept of Labor/OSHA Guide to Heat and the Heat Index:
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/index.html
        Link to Heat Index Tool (for Android and iPhone):
        https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html

Link to Interagency Board:  First Responders Heat Stress Prevention:
https://www.interagencyboard.org/articles/first-responders-heat-stress-prevention

Article indicated for Wildland FF but most concepts are appropriate for all who are wearing Protective Clothing in Heat:
https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm10512316/

Military Info & Resources on Working in the Heat (appropriate for all in extreme heat and/or PPE):
https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/discond/hipss/Pages/default.aspx
https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/discond/hipss/Pages/Heat-Related-Illness-Prevention.aspx

Wildland Firefighting:
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/content/pdfs/safety/20170728_PNWCG_HRI_Advisory.pdf
https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2016/08/15/responder-news-wildland-firefighter-ppe-provides-advantages

IAFF Emergency Incident Rehab Program:
http://www.iaff.org/hs/EIRP/index.html
http://www.iaff.org/hs/EIRP/manual.html

Law Enforcement/Tactical Operations:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5434519/
https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/police-officers-2014.htm
http://www.atmph.org/article.asp?issn=1755-6783;year=2017;volume=10;issue=1;spage=65;epage=70;aulast=Rasdi

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