After reading the NIOSH Alert, respond to the following:
Of all of the many recommendations that NIOSH presented in the readings, which one would be the most important recommendation to implement and why? Which of the recommendations would be the most difficult to implement and why?
NIOSH Alert: “Preventing Injuries and Deaths of Fire Fighters due to Truss System Failures”
Read NIOSH Alert titled, â€œPreventing Injuries and Deaths of Fire Fighters due to Truss System Failures.â€
This NIOSH alert provides an explanation of what a truss is and what types of trusses are commonly used. You will review current codes and standards that address firefighter safety related to roof and floor trusses. NIOSH uses five case studies of truss system failure to assist firefighters in understanding the inherent dangers of truss systems. Furthermore, this alert poses several recommendations for fire departments, firefighters, and building owners and managers.
NIOSH. (2005, May). Preventing injuries and deaths of fire fighters due to truss system failures. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2005-132/