ERIC Number: ED258439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Employers Are Asking...About the Safety of Handicapped Workers When Emergencies Occur.
President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
The booklet is intended to answer employers' common questions regarding safety of disabled workers during emergencies. The importance of prevention is stressed, and the value of good safety habits in decreasing potential danger considered. Adequate and coordinated planning are seen as critical. Evacuation assistance for the physically handicapped, in the form of preselected buddies or monitors, is described. Other evacuation suggestions include lifting and carrying techniques and devices for transporting disabled persons down stairs. Safety considerations for persons with communications limitations and sensory handicaps are noted. It is suggested that safety drills should include disabled persons. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.