- Describe the personal items each arson investigator should carry.
- Identify at least 2 lighting types that would be necessary to use in an arson scene.
- Thinking of head-to-toe protection, describe 4 critical items of safety equipment and their intended uses.
- What is the minimum number of personnel at an arson scene investigation? Why is that number important?
- Why is it important to be able to conduct a scientific interview? Explain in detail.
The fire arson investigator must possess quality safety equipment because investigation scenes remain extremely dangerous after a fire has been extinguished. Tools that are vital to a fire investigator's safety include a firefighter's coat, pants and boots worn on the job by the investigator, a hard hat or helmet, dust masks, respirators, gloves and goggles or safety glasses. In addition to safety equipment, fire investigators must possess state-of-the-art excavation equipment to ensure they can conduct a quality investigation.
Fire investigators are required to clear and pick through rubble at the investigation scene that has been left behind by firefighters. Therefore, fire investigators need to avoid contaminating the investigation scene by ensuring that any tools during the investigation are cleaned before and after each investigation, or disposed of after use. Excavation tools that fire investigators must possess include a variety of brooms, rakes, shovels and hoes. The investigator also must have wrenches, chisels, hammers, screwdrivers, saws, crowbars, cutters and knives. Electrician's tools are useable for fire investigators as well.
The fire investigator must also ensure that quality evidence collection tools are brought to the investigation scene to collect evidence, and these must be used only once or cleaned thoroughly between ...
Fire Safety Equipment
Accident Prevention: Job Safety and Uncontrolled Hazards
1. Define life safety as related to fire safety programs. Organizations provide comprehensive fire safety programs to mitigate hazards involving fire in the workplace. As a safety and health manager for your organization, how would you build and train a cross-functional fire and safety committee to train employees to respond to fire dangers? What components would you include in your program? How would you ensure commitment to employee safety through your training? The response should be at least 500 words in length and include an introduction, a body, and a
2. A job safety hazard analysis is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. More people than ever are now using fall protection equipment on the job. However, the numbers of injuries and deaths from falls continues to rise. What steps would you take in performing a job safety analysis involving fall protection equipment? How would you identify uncontrolled hazards? Discuss how impact and acceleration are important in analyzing the potential hazards involving fall protection equipment. The response should be at least 500 words in length and include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
3. List the factors that determine the severity of a chemical burn. Explain the hazards of chemical burns besides tissue damage. What should you, as a supervisor, do if an employee splashes caustic chemicals on himself or herself? The response should be at least 200 words in length.
4. List and describe five strategies for establishing an effective electrical safety program. Why is it important for safety personnel to help employees and supervisors conducting self-assessments with regards to their own safety practices? The response should be at least 200 words in length.
Goetsch, D. L. (2011). Occupational safety and health for technologists, engineers, and managers (7th ed.).Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.