Dawn Bolstad-Johnson is an industrial hygienist who has made it her business to research and consider how we firefighters are exposed to cancer causing carcinogens. In her book, Exposed - carcinogenic exposure on the fireground and 11 work practices to minimize the risk, she illustrates where and how we are exposed and what unseen chemicals are causing first responders to develop cancers at an alarming rate. She goes on to discuss 11 simple practices that every firefighter can employ to reduce the potential effects of carcinogenic exposure.
In Episode 8 Dawn and I discussed her book, her passion for the fire service and the simple, but not easy, steps every firefighter can take to reduce exposure.
This is a conversation every firefighter should be having. To help spur this topic Kaizen safety solutions and Fireground Fitness podcast are giving away 2 signed copies of Dawn’s book Exposed
To enter the giveaway:
- Tag 2 friends in the comments of this post by midnight, Saturday July 6th
- 2 names will be randomly drawn and announced on July 7th
For further information Dawn can be reached as follows:
Twitter - @kaizenSafetySol