National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) released a 7-part video series: Improving EMS Worker Safety Through Ambulance Design and Testing.
This series is focused on keeping EMS workers, and their patients, safe in the ambulance patient compartment during a crash event.
Key points about the video series:
- Addresses research efforts to make design improvements in seating, patient cots, equipment mounts, storage cabinets, and the overall patient compartment body
- Covers 10 new crash test methods published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to improve ambulance design
I encourage you to watch the video series and share it with your colleagues, partners, and any EMS workers you may know. You may also find this infographic useful in highlighting the 10 new SAE crash test methods.
During National EMS Week – a week dedicated to personnel who provide life-saving services – I want to express my sincere thanks to our federal partners and the ambulance manufacturing community for their ongoing support to keep EMS workers, first responders, and their patients safe.
I hope you find the video series useful in identifying changes impacting ambulance design, testing, and manufacture. Should you have any questions about the videos, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Division of Safety Research
1095 Willowdale Road, MS: G-800
Morgantown, WV 26505