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Creating a PPE Evaluation and Selection Program
- Friday, October 29, 2010
View this archived webcast below today!
The personal protective equipment (PPE) a firefighter wears is a critical part of his or her safety; in certain incidents, it can be the line between life and death. For that reason, it is imperative that all fire departments have in place a PPE selection and evaluation program that maximizes firefighter safety while also minimizing costs and liability.
In this Webcast, we’ll review the elements of a successful PPE program, including:
- The need for your PPE evaluations to be consistent and ongoing (not just once every four years)
- The three stages of an effective selection process
- What factors (organizational needs, evolving standards, technological
- advances, etc) to consider in the selection process
- How to balance the need for firefighter safety with budget limitations
- What data to capture from incident reports to determine where PPE modifications might be needed
- How to use your PPE selection and evaluation system to protect you from PPE-related litigation
About Henry Costo
Henry Costo is a 35-year veteran with the Philadelphia Fire Department. He has served as a safety officer for 4 years and serves as chairman of the safety committee for the International Association of Firefighters Local 22. He has a degree in fire science and graduated suma cum laude from University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.