Flashcards in Incident Safety Officer Deck (82)
What are the three components of the Safety Triad?
Procedures, Equipment, and Personnel
What is a formal process?
Defined in writing such as; SOP, SOG, department directives, and temporary memorandums
What is a procedure?
Strict directives that must be followed with little or no flexibility
What is a guideline?
Adaptable templates that allow flexibility in the application
What is an informal process?
A part of the departments routine but not written; OJT, new member training, day to day routine
What are some qualities of a good SOP?
Applicability to many scenarios
Specific to critical or life endangering points
The process of learning and applying knowledge and skills
Define Education ?
The process of developing one's analytical ability using principles, concepts, and values
What are three factors that affect personnel with the safety triad?
What are the Five Steps of Risk Management ?
Step 1: Hazard Identification
Step 2: Hazard Evaluation
Step 3: Hazard Prioritization
Step 4: Hazard Control
Step 5: Hazard Monitoring
What is the meaning of Mitigation ?
Overall strategy used to control a hazard or hazards
What is a risk countermeasure ?
Actions taken to accomplish mitigation; used to effect the hazard mitigation
What is Mitigation Hierarchy?
A preferred order of hazard control strategies;elimination, reduction, adaption, transfer, and avoidance
A well-applied SOP improves _______ _____?
An SOP can become a training _______, a tool to minimize liability, and a tool to ______ members.
The practical application of SOP's puts the _____ in the best place to suggest changes to SOP's or even create new ones.
Failures to follow SOP's should be addressed during _______ or safety committee meetings.
What component of the safety triad is the least arguable factor of the operational triad?
OSHA regulations. Know as the Code of _______ Regulations.
Fire service equipment are tailored to meet or exceed ______ standards. These standards are designed to offer a minimum acceptable standard for equipment design, _____ and maintenance.
Many equipment manufactures use these agencies to show that their equipment meets or exceeds design and performance requirements. What agencies?
NIOSH, ANSI, FM, and UL
What is an example that in some cases equipment designed to improve safety can actually lead to greater risk taking?
Firefighting Structural Gear
TPP - Thermal Protective Performance
What are the 3 factors that must be addressed as part of the personnel leg of the safety triad?
Acquired Training and education
The person's physical and mental Health
The person's general and current Attitude
A successful safety program usually work in tandem with successful training program. An organization that is plaqued with injuries or suffering from costly accidents usually has a deficiency in it ________ effort.
What makes a training program effective?
Applicability to incident handing
Established proficiency level
Identification of potential hazards
Defining the Acceptable risk to be taken
Options, should something go wrong
Accountability to act as trained
What helps shape an individual's values and attitude ?
What continues to be the leading cause of firefighter LODD and contributor to injuries ?
Stress and overexertion
What are some the prevalent factors that affect safety attitude?
Firefighter death or injury history of a given department
Examples set by Chiefs, line officers, and veteran firefighter
A departments ____ _____ is made up of the ideas, skills, and customs that are passed from one generation to another.