Documents

This page provides links to full text documents of interest




 
EMS Safety Reference list
References to March 2012
A list of published papers addressing, or related to, EMS Safety








 
Military and Emergency Vehicle Safety
SAE, TOPTECH, September 2001
The first International Symposium, held under the auspices of the International Society for Automotive Engineers in September 2001.







 
"The National Emergency Vehicle Safety Symposium"
Melbourne, Australia 2003
A major Symposium, held in April 2003, addressing all Emergency Service Vehicle Safety issues







 
Do's and Dont's of Transporting Children in an Ambulance
EMSC/NHTSA/HRSA Guideline
for the safe ambulance transport of children






 
OSHA, NHTSA and NETS Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) Guideline
OSHA/NHTSA/NETS developed new guidelines for employers and employees who use motor vehicles for work purposes.
The 32-page Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes offers information to help employers design an effective driver safety program for their workplace. It features a ten-step program that outlines what an employer can do to improve traffic safety performance and minimize the risk of motor vehicle crashes. The publication also includes success stories from employers who have benefited from effective driver safety programs.







 
Transactions Special Z15 Edition, ANSI/ASSE Fleet Vehicle Management Safety Standard
A special Edition of the ASSE Transportation Practice Specialty Newsletter addressing the new ANSI/ASSE Z15.1 2006 Standard for Fleet Vehicle Management Safety
An overview of the Z15.1 Standard - with interviews with key personel involved in its development





 
EMS Best Practices Interview with Nadine Levick MD
Summary of EMS Safety issues
One page outline on EMS safety practices, and approaches to optimizing safety






 
Alive on Arrival
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) A 2 page brochure addressing guidelines for safe operation of Emergency Vehicles
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A detailed document from the United States Fire Administration (USFA) addressing Emergency Vehicle Operations, 2004
Summary of Emergency Vehicle operations and safety issues
Emergency Vehicle safety practices, and approaches to optimizing safety







 
Effective Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Management Techniques
Synthesis of Transportation Safety Techniques, sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Detailed synthesis of safety practices, and approaches to optimizing transportation safety







 
Common Issues in Emergency Transportation Operations, Preparedness and Response
US DOT, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Results of the FHWA Workshop Series, 2007







 
A Guide for Enhancing Rural Emergency Medical Services
A Transportation Research Board Publication (TRB), 2006
TRBís National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 500, Vol. 15, Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan: A Guide for Enhancing Rural Emergency Medical Services provides strategies that can be employed to enhance rural emergency medical services.






 
Incident Command Systems Guide
US DOT
A Guide for Tranportation Professionals to Incident Command Systems, February, 2006







 
Reveiw Summary of Effective Truck and Bus Safety Management Strategies
FMCSA
Analysis Report - A Guide for Tranportation Professionals to Incident Command Systems, February, 2006







 
Technical Brief - Reveiw of Effectiveness of Commercial Vehicle Driver Training Curricula and Delivery Methods
TRBís Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP)
A summary of synthesis report, Synthesis 13: Effectiveness of Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Curricula and Delivery Methods explores the state of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operator training in the trucking and motorcoach industries. July, 2007








 
Effectiveness of Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Curricula and Delivery Methods
TRBís Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP)
Synthesis Report 13: Effectiveness of Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Curricula and Delivery Methods explores the state of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operator training in the trucking and motorcoach industries. July, 2007








 
Reveiw of Health and Wellness Programs for Commercial Drivers
TRBís Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP)
A synthesis report: Health and Wellness Programs for Commercial Drivers explores health risks facing commercial truck and motorcoach drivers. The report examines the association between crash causation and functional impairments, elements of employee health and wellness programs that could be applied to commercial drivers, and existing trucking and motor coach employee health and wellness programs. In addition, the report includes several case studies on employee health and wellness programs in the truck and motorbus industries, focusing on the elements that appear to work effectively. July, 2007








 
Reveiw of the Role of a Safety Culture for Commercial Vehicle Safety
TRBís Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP)
A synthesis report:: The Role of Safety Culture in Preventing Commercial Motor Vehicle Crashes explores practices on developing and enhancing a culture of safety among commercial motor vehicle drivers. The report also examines suggested steps for increasing a safety culture through a series of best practices, July, 2007







 
Effects of Warning Lamps on Pedestrian Visibility and Driver Behavior, April 2007
UMTRI and SAE, and Supported by Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United States Fire Administration (USFA) and US Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
A study on the visibility of warning lights








 
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 2007
A Special Edition of TransActions wiht a comprehenisive series of articles addressing the safety of the roads in the USA
TransActions, Special Edition Newsletter for ASSE's Transport Practice Specialty, May 2007








 
TransActions - Fleet Safety Issues, Best Practices
A series of articles outlining Fleet Safety practices from leaders in the the field
TransActions, Newsletter for ASSE's Transport Practice Specialty, Vol 6 No. 2, 2007








 
TransActions - Fleet Safety Issues, Fleet Management
A further series of articles outlining Fleet Safety practices from leaders in the the field

TransActions, Newsletter for ASSE's Transport Practice Specialty, Vol 6 No. 3, 2007








 
Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Firefighters and EMS Responders
A comprehensive review of issues pertaining to the effects of sleep deprivation for first responders
Sleep Deprivation Report, USFA and IAFC, 2007








 
Excerpted articles from the Fall 2007 ASSE Transactions newsletter addressing Ambulance Safety, Highway Safety and Driver monitoring and feedback technology
A comprehensive review of some current developments in EMS and Road safety
Transactions Vol 7 No. 1, 2007








 
February 2008 Best Practices articles re: NTSB and also EMS Systems safety inititiatives regarding dispatch protcols and driver monitoring and feedback technology
A review of some current developments in EMS and transport safety issues
Best Practices Vol 11, no. 2 February 2008










 
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), working in partnership with the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) and Fedeal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), have developed a report that provides technical guidance and training programs in traffic incident management for fire and emergency service providers. The report, contains guidance on compliance with the DOT's Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the National Fire Service Incident Management System (IMS) Consortium's Model Procedures Guide for Highway Incidents.
A technical guidance on Traffic Incident Management Systems
Traffic Incident Management Systems (TIMS), April 2008 (Compressed to 5.6 Mb)










 
The Strategic Highway Safety Plan for New York State.
A comprehensive document addressing Strategic Highway Safety in response to he SAFET-LU legislation. Effective October 2007
EMS Section is pages 33-38, EMS Safety is pages 37-38 addressing vehicle opreations and safety issues


New York Strategic Highway Safety Plan










 
Excerpted articles from the Fall 2008 ASSE Transactions newsletter addressing the Worker Visibility Act, High visibility vests and Ambulance Visibility and Conspicuity
A comprehensive review of some current policies and safety aspects of EMS visibility and conspicuity
Transactions Vol 8 No. 1, October 2008 (excerpts)










 
Comprehensive document address issues relevant to the process of EMS workforce planning:
: 1. Will the EMS workforce be of adequate size and composition to meet the needs of the U.S. population in the future?
2. How can potential workers be attracted to and encouraged to stay in the field of EMS?
3. How can adequate EMS workforce resources be available across all populations and geo-graphic areas?
4. Do we have the data and information needed to address the future demand for and supply of EMTs and paramedics in the United States? What information is lacking and how might it be obtained?
A review of available data and information on EMS workforce, published 2008
EMS Workforce Assessment for the 21st Century










 
SAE Effects of Warning Lamp Color and Intensity on Driver Vision October 2008

The study report highlights the results Report of work on Non-Blinding Emergency Vehicle Lighting (NBEVL) by The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2150 U.S.A.
SAE International
Supported by Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United States Fire Administration (USFA) and US Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
October 2008
SAE, October, 2008










 
USFA Report on Emergency Vehicle Visibility and Conspicuity

The study report highlights the results of a U.S. Department of Justice - National Institute of Justice (NIJ) supported project intended to enhance emergency vehicle and roadway operations safety for firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other emergency responders.
FEMA FA-323, August, 2009















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