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AEA Technology Environment

  title={AEA Technology Environment},
  author={Angela Crosbie and Fiona Davies},
This paper describes the general reasons for, and aims of the “National Inspection Projects” (NIPs) run by OSD over the past few years. The findings and conclusions are summarised from NIPs on the management and control of: noise, hazardous substances, asbestos, dermatitis, vibration and food hygiene. The findings were useful for considering best practices and in providing lessons for feedback to duty holders. The latter can include both strengths and weaknesses, so that the former can be built… 
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The Impacts and Costs of Climate Change
The effects of global climate change from greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are diverse and potentially very large, and probably constitute the most serious long-term environmental issue currently
An economic way of reducing health, environmental, and other pressures of urban traffic: a decision analysis on trip aggregation
It is shown that in an urban area with one million inhabitants, trip aggregation could reduce the health, environmental, and other detrimental impacts of car traffic typically by 50–70%, and if implemented could attract about half of the car passengers, and within a broad operational range would require no public subsidies.
Modelling of tropospheric ozone formation


Occupational Demand and Human Rights
SummaryThe issue of discrimination in physically demanding employment, such as police, firefighters, prison guards and military personnel, is contentious. In terms of oxygen transport, the ‘action
Health hazards of firefighters: acute pulmonary effects after toxic exposures.
The results support the need for more extensive use of respiratory protective equipment by firefighters and statistically significant post-fire decrements in FEV1 and FVC were noted.
Lung function in West Sussex firemen: a four year study.
Firemen as a group show a lower rate of deterioration of lung function with age than do the control subjects, attributed to the selection of fit men for the service, continued physical training, and the regular use of breathing apparatus.
The perception of physical fitness as a guide to its evaluation in firemen.
The characteristics of the physical fitness of an average fireman as revealed by responses to questionnaires and how firemen felt their fitness was related to their working duties are described and examined in relation to objective measurements.
Characterization of the physical demands of firefighting.
  • N. Gledhill, V. Jamnik
  • Environmental Science
    Canadian journal of sport sciences = Journal canadien des sciences du sport
  • 1992
A minimum VO2max standard for firefighter applicants of 45 ml/kg.min-1 is recommended and an in-depth physical and physiological characterization of those tasks deemed to be physically demanding is recommended.
Are the job demands on physical work capacity equal for young and aging firefighters?
The results suggest that the job demands on physical work capacity remain the same throughout the occupational career of the firefighters.
Prolonged asthma after smoke inhalation: a report of three cases and a review of previous reports.
  • T. Moisan
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
    Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association
  • 1991
There is substantial evidence that prolonged airway hyper-responsiveness and asthma may follow numerous inflammatory insults including smoke inhalation, and early, postexposure anti-inflammatory treatment may modify the outcome.
Firefighting acutely increases airway responsiveness.
The acute effects of the products of combustion and pyrolysis on airway responsiveness among firefighters are poorly documented and decline observed in PD35-SGaw could not be explained by decrements in prechallenge SGaw, FEV1, or FVC.
Oxygen consumption during fire suppression: error of heart rate estimation.
The findings indicate that the prediction of energy expenditure from HR is not straightforward in fire suppression settings and the relative intensity of work firefighters self-select is variable and should be considered as an additional physiological determinant of work behaviour.
Acute effects of routine firefighting on lung function.
Routine firefighting is associated with a high incidence of acute decrements in lung function and the relationship between these acute effects and nonspecific airway responsiveness is suggested.