Health and safety issues arising from the initial urban search and rescue response to the World Trade Centre attacks: some observations for disaster planning

Leggat, Peter A. (2003) Health and safety issues arising from the initial urban search and rescue response to the World Trade Centre attacks: some observations for disaster planning. World Safety Journal, 13 (3). pp. 17-18.

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Abstract

The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) initiated a citywide emergency response in New York to remove as many survivors as possible from the remainder of the WTC twin towers. The initial response to the terrorist attacks at the WTC provided some pointers to the need for disaster preparedness globally. Some of the issues arising included credientialing of potential first responders, preparation for potential exposure to environmental contaminants, management and documentation of the injured, and management of injuries to first responders.

Item ID: 7268
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: disaster medicine; disaster preparedness; occupational health; prevention; response; safety
ISSN: 1015-5589
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 04:06
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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