Rescue operations in confined spaces can expose the person(s) attempting rescue to hazardous atmospheres or to physical hazards such as engulfment, which are potentially fatal.
Two sources of data in the United States on work-related fatalities - the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system and investigations performed under the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program - were used to examine confined space-related deaths.
For the years 1980 through 1988, there was an average of 89 work-related deaths in confined spaces per year, and approximately 23 (25.5%) of those who died were persons attempting rescue.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Lieu travail, Pollution intérieur, Confinement, Homme, Accident travail, Asphyxie, Sauvetage, Mortalité, Prévention, Epidémiologie, Législation, Etats Unis, Ensevelissement, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Work place, Indoor pollution, Confinement, Human, Occupational accident, Asphyxia, Rescue, Mortality, Prevention, Epidemiology, Legislation, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0222507
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 199406.