Accession Number : ADA322330

Title :   Army Ground-Accident Report Countermeasure. Volume 18. Number 2.

Corporate Author : ARMY SAFETY CENTER FORT RUCKER AL

PDF Url : ADA322330

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Commanders whose units experience aircraft and ground-vehicle accidents are increasingly confronted not only with the accident and the resultant loss of valuable resources but also with exposure of personnel to accident-site hazards such as advanced composite materials, or ACMs. Even though the immediate symptoms of exposure to AM hazards (headache, burning eyes, and vomiting) may not be evident, the potential still exists for long-term health problems. Therefore, it is crucial that personnel who must work near an accident site be informed of the hazards so that they can take appropriate precautions to lessen their risk of exposure. Personnel responding to aircraft and ground-vehicle accidents are most at risk because of their immediate exposure to ACMs and other accident-site hazards such as bloodborne pathogens (see sidebar on page 3). However, first responders are not the only ones at risk. Individuals involved in the subsequent investigation, recovery, and cleanup operations also may be exposed to these accident-site hazards.

Descriptors :   *SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, *AVIATION ACCIDENTS, *GROUND VEHICLES, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), *HEADACHES, AIRCRAFT, RISK, HAZARDS, HEALTH, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, LONG RANGE(TIME), COMBUSTION, RESOURCES, LOSSES, EYE, CLEANING, PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS, ACCIDENTS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE