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A ____ __ ____ ____ (_ _ _) is the individual assigned ans authorized by the fire chief as the manager of the health and safety program.

health and safety officer (HSO)

2

An ____ ____ ____ (_ _ _) is a member of the command staff responsible for monitoring ans assessing safety hazards or unsafe situations ans for developing measures to ensure personnel safety.

incident safety officer (ISO)

3

NIMS was developed through ___ ___ ___ ___ _ (_ _ _ _-_) to create and mandate a consistent nationwide approach to prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents regardless of cause, size, or complexity.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5)

4

In 1970, Congress passed the ___-___ __, which created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Williams-Steiger Act

5

THe roots of risk management and a dedicated safety officer in today's fire service lie in the development and 1987 adoption of ___ ___, ___ __ ___ ____ ____ ___ __ ___ ___.

NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.

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As a companion document to NFPA 1500, ___ ___, ___ __ ___ ____ ____ ____, was created by the NFPA Fire Department Occupational Health and Safety Technical Committee.

NFPA 1501, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer

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Since 1977, an average of ___ firefighters die in the line of duty each year (1997-2013).

112

8

Some may argue that using data all the way back to 1977 does not reflect recent preventive efforts developed to improve firefighter safety. We have made progress: From 2004 to2013, the yearly average for LODDs drops to ___.

103

9

In fact, when viewed as the number of fire ground injuries per 1,000 fires, the number has been riding a roller-coaster, going up and down between __ and __ injuries per 1,000 fires over the past 30 years (and over the past 10 years).

22 and 25

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The most common injuries for all fire service activities are ___, ___, and ____ ___, followed by ___, _____, and ____.

strains, sprains, and muscle pain

cuts, lacerations, and bruises

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Firefighters who have survived an incident in which another firefighter was killed are considered at risk of experiencing ___-____ ___ ____ (_ _ _ _), a mental health disorder that can develop in those who have experienced a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm.

post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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ISO Responsibilities
Thinking of the ISO as the "____ ____" for an incident can remind you of the ISO's incident responsibilities:
__ = _______________
__ = _______________
__ = _______________
__ = _______________
__ = _______________

"hazard MEDIC"
M = Monitor the incident environment and activities
E = Evaluate hazard potentials
D = Develop preventive measures
I = Intervene when a threat exists
C = Communicate urgent and advisory safety messages

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Creating a safe operational environment is dependent on three components (the triad): ____, ___, ___.

procedures, equipment, and peronnel.

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A ____ ____ is defined in writing and can take on many forms: standard operating procedures (SOPs), standard operating guidelines (SOGs), departmental directives, temporary memorandums, and the like.

formal process

15

In this context, ____ are strict directives that must be followed with little or no flexibility, and _____ are adaptable templates that allow flexibility in application.

Procedures
Guidelines

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An ____ ____ is a process or operation that is part of a department's routine but that is not written.

informal process

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An ___ can become a training outline, a tool to minimize liability, and certainly a tool to guide your members.

SOP

18

OSHA regulations. Known as ___ __ ____ ____ (_ _ _), these regulations often outline the equipment required for a given process to be accomplished.

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

19

The protective (insulative) quality of structural gear is given as a relative value known as the _____ _____ _____ (_ _ _) rating.

thermal protective performance (TPP)

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____ is the process of learning and applying knowledge and skills.

Training

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____ is the process of developing one's analytical ability using principles, concepts, and values.

Education

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In many ways, it is ____ ____ that helps to shape an individual's values and attitudes.

safety education

23

A ____ ____ is capable of changing a person's value programming, often in the direction of a more healthy safety attitude.

traumatic death

24

____ can simply be defined as the chance of damage, injury, or loss.

Risk

25

___ ______ is the process of minimizing the chance, degree, or probability of damage, injury, or loss.

Risk management

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____ is the probability that an injurious event can happen, and it can best be described as ___, ____, or ___ based on the number of times that a particular hazard is present or the number of times ijury results from the hazard.

Frequency

low, moderate, or high

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_____ can be viewed as a harmful consequence or cost associated with injury or property damage from a given hazard.

Severity

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The overall strategy of hazard control is called _____. _____ is accomplished using a hierarchy of controls to reduce the potential for accidents and injuries.

mitigation

29

The fire service _____ _____ refers to a preferred order of hazard control strategies:
-_______
-_______
-_______
-_______
-_______

mitigation hierarchy

- Elimination
- Reduction
- Adaptation
- Transfer
- Avoidance

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Prior to eleimination, though, hazard _____ and _____ are the control methods most often employed at an incident.

adaptation and reduction