This research brief describes work documented in Protecting Emergency Responders, Volume 2: Community Views of Safety and Health Risks and Personal Protection Needs (MR-1646-NIOSH).

Excerpt: Emergency responders face serious hazards in their jobs, placing them at high risk of occupational injury or death. Using various forms of personal protective technologies (PPTs) — e.g., protective garments, respiratory protection, environmental monitoring and communications equipment, and practices and protocols that focus on safety — can mitigate that risk.

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