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By David A. Casavant
Emergency Preparedness Article Use Policy
Potential hazards abound for second responders, and the pressure to quickly repair the building and its equipment and restore operations magnifies these hazards. Couple this pressure with the emotional stress of the emergency, and major problems can occur. This point is important, and those leading the technicians and other second responders must understand and respect it.
Below is a list of the most common hazards second responders face when working to restore a facility and its operations:
This list is not all-inclusive, but it offers managers a starting point for rethinking potential hazards facing second responders.
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