Independent report

Occupational health risks in firefighters

A review of evidence on the occupational health risks in firefighters commissioned by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC).

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Occupational health risks in firefighters

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IIAC summary: Occupational health risks in firefighters

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The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) invited the Institute of Occupational Medicine to undertake a systematic review of the evidence relating to occupational health risks in firefighters.

The purpose of the review was to:

  • identify the occupational health risks in firefighters
  • help IIAC to consider whether occupational health conditions in firefighters should be recommended for inclusion in the list of prescribed diseases for which Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit is payable
Published 1 November 2010