Sample Policy Documents and Templates
Firefighter Cancer Initiative
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami
This video includes both Bunker Gear Transfer: The Invisible Danger and the New Badge of Honor. It also includes additional information and background on firefighter cancer risks. This presentation has been evaluated and shown to increase intentions to engage in decontamination processes, as well as helping improve knowledge, attitudes, and norms toward decontamination.
Occupational Cancer Legislation
Generally, in the case of work-related illness or injury, the burden is placed on the worker to prove their ailment is a result of occupational exposures. With the advent of presumptive legislation, that burden shifts; the employer must prove that the firefighter’s working conditions were not a significant contributing factor to the development of cancer. With presumptive legislation, the line-of-duty claim, and subsequent benefits, can be automatically approved as long as the specific criteria are met under the state’s regulations.