Litany of "terrible, no good, very bad" things that can happen after the disaster

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Publication Type Presentation
School or College University Libraries
Department J. Willard Marriott Library
Creator Silverman, Randall H.
Title Litany of "terrible, no good, very bad" things that can happen after the disaster
Date 2004-05-21
Description This paper summarizes post-disaster dangers that can threaten the well-being of recovery workers. These include the structural stability of damaged buildings, electrical risks, the presence of hazardous materials and collections in the work area, and biological hazards. Issues that need to be assessed before recovery work commences include each participant's personal fitness, the status of fire suppression systems, and problems related to obscuring evidence when the disaster site is also a crime scene. Implicit dangers in disaster recovery call for the use of the buddy system and require recovery personnel to appropriately protect themselves from threats to their respiratory system, vision, and hearing. Musculoskeletal injuries, fatigue, thermal stress, and risks associated with operating heavy equipment must also be addressed. Psychological issues can pose grave problems including dysfunctional behavior, post-traumatic stress, and rejection of assistance providers. Finally, unethical
Type Text
Publisher Randall Silverman
Subject Library materials, Conservation and restoration; Emergency management; Disaster relief, Research
Subject LCSH Library materials -- Conservation and restoration; Libraries
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Randall Silverman
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 71,572 bytes
Identifier ir-main,118
Source Paper Presented at the ACURIL/IFLA PAC Preconference, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
ARK ark:/87278/s6wm1xr6
Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 704655
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wm1xr6
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