Responder Safety and Health

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Capability 14: Responder Safety and Health


Definition: The responder safety and health capability describes the ability to protect public health agency staff responding to an incident and the ability to support the health and safety needs of hospital and medical facility personnel, if requested.


Functions and Associated Performance Measures: This capability consists of the ability to perform the functions listed below. At present there are no CDC-defined performance measures for these functions.

Function 1: Identify responder safety and health risks
Function 2: Identify safety and personal protective needs
Function 3: Coordinate with partners to facilitate risk-specific safety and health training
Function 4: Monitor responder safety and health actions