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Apparatus Related NIOSH Reports
20
Dec

NIOSH ADVISORY ON USING MODIFIED MILITARY SURPLUS VEHICLES

Fire fighters may be at risk for crash-related injuries while operating military surplus vehicles that have been modified for fire service use. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has summarized recommendations to prevent injuries and deaths while operating these vehicles.
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20
Dec

Manual Adjustment of Automatic Slack Adjusters May Contribute to Unexpected Brake Failure on Automotive Fire Apparatus

NIOSH recommends that all fire departments operating fire apparatus equipped with automatic slack adjusters (ASAs) immediately take the following actions to reduce the risk of fire fighters being injured in an apparatus crash due to brake failure: Ensure that ASAs are not manually adjusted. Establish procedures to ensure maintenance on fire apparatus is conducted as...
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19
Dec

Improper Set-up of Aerial Ladders with a Locking Waterway May Put Fire Fighters at Risk

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 May 08, 2008 Improper Set-up of Aerial Ladders with a Locking Waterway May Put Fire Fighters at Risk NIOSH recommends that all fire departments utilizing aerial ladder trucks with locking (pin-anchored, lever actuated, clamped) waterways immediately take the following actions to reduce the risk of fire fighters being struck by unsecured...
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