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Health and Safety. Responder Security and Safety. Adapted from the FAD PReP /NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety (2011). Security Officer. Works with Operations Section Chief Duties Assesses security threat Enforces entry and exit requirements

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health and safety

Health and Safety

Responder Securityand Safety

Adapted from the FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety (2011)

security officer
Security Officer

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

  • Works with Operations Section Chief
  • Duties
    • Assesses security threat
    • Enforces entry and exit requirements
    • Establishes personnel identification system
    • Uses temporary fencing if needed
site security and safety
Site Security and Safety

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

work zones
Work Zones

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

  • Purpose of work zones
    • Control site access
    • Reduce risk of spread of disease
  • Establishment of work zones
    • Personnel are properly protected
    • Work activities/contaminationare confined
    • Personnel can be located quickly
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Work Zones

Hot Zone/ Exclusion Zone

Warm Zone/ContaminationReduction Zone

High-risk

PPE decontamination and doffing

  • High-risk
  • Infected animals

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

work zones2
Work Zones

Cold Zone/Support Zone

  • Low-risk
  • Administration

Decontamination Corridor

  • Between EZ and CRZ
  • Decontamination of personnel/equipment

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

personnel security and safety
Personnel Securityand Safety

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

accountability
Accountability

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

  • Personnel
    • Accounted for at ALL times
    • Site investigations, contaminated areas
  • Communication
    • Methods established by Security Officer
    • Cell phone, radio, hand signal, etc.
  • Enter/exit through designated points
buddy system
Buddy System

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

  • Hot Zone/Exclusion Zone
  • Work in pairs
    • Close visual contact
    • Assist partner as needed
    • Observe for signs of distress
    • Periodically check PPE
    • Find emergency assistance if needed
specific safety issues
SpecificSafety Issues

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

safety while in ppe
Safety While in PPE

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

Essential to worker health and safety

Know time limits

Be aware of safe levels of exposure in hazardous environments

Monitor for signs of fatigue and heat-related illness

driving vehicle use
Driving/Vehicle Use

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

  • Responders with driving responsibility
    • Must take 8-hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Training
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Vehicle use only for government business and basic personal needs
    • Meals, hotel
vehicle use
Vehicle Use

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

  • Inspect vehicles before and after use
    • Interior and exterior
    • Vehicle inspection guidelines in APHIS Motor Vehicle Manual
  • Personnel may be held responsible for damage
vehicle accident protocol
Vehicle Accident Protocol

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

  • Contact State Highway Patrol
    • Accidents on road
  • Seek treatmentof personal injuries
  • Parked vehicle
    • Contact the owner
    • Exchange information
    • Take pictures of the vehicles
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Vehicle Accident Protocol

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

  • Report all accidents/damage
  • Accident reporting kits
    • All Agency motor vehicles
    • Found in glove box
  • Accidents due to recklessness/negligence
    • Not tolerated
    • Personnel held responsible
non cooperative owners
Non-Cooperative Owners

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

  • Access to private premises
    • Owners may react differently
  • Procedure
    • Travel in teams
    • Cell phones are necessary
    • Avoid confrontations
    • Leave the area if safety concerns exist
    • Document all quarantine compliance and safety concerns
  • Contact law enforcement if needed
for more information
For More Information

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

  • FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines & SOP: Health & Safety (2011)
    • http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/emergency_management/
  • Health and Safety web-based training module
    • http://naherc.sws.iastate.edu/
guidelines content
Guidelines Content

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Health and Safety - Responder Security

Author (CFSPH)

Cheryl L. Eia, JD, DVM, MPH

Reviewers (USDA)

Lori P. Miller, PE

Peter A. Petch, RPIH, CIPS, CIMT, CHS-V

Thomas R. Walker, MD

acknowledgments

Acknowledgments

Development of this presentation was by the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University through funding from the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services

PPT Authors: Dawn Bailey, BS; Kerry Leedom Larson, DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM;Patricia Futoma, Veterinary Student

Reviewers: Glenda Dvorak, DVM, MPH, DACVPM; Janice Mogan, DVM