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FOREWORD ix PREFACE xi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv PART I REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS, RESCUE PLANS, AND DEVELOPING A RESCUE CAPABILITY

CHAPTER 1 THE REASON FOR RESCUE 3

CHAPTER 2 DEVELOPING A POST-FALL RESCUE PLAN 33

CHAPTER 3 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND INCIDENT MANAGEMENT 59

PART II EQUIPMENT, SYSTEMS, AND SKILLS

CHAPTER 4 EQUIPMENT FOR CO-WORKER RESPONDERS 81

CHAPTER 5 RESCUE EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS 107

CHAPTER 6 PERSONAL SKILLS FOR RESCUERS 143

PART III PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

CHAPTER 7 PRINCIPLES OF RIGGING 187

CHAPTER 8 SINGLE RESCUER TECHNIQUES 229

CHAPTER 9 GROUP RESCUE METHODS 263

PART IV SUCCESSFUL WORKPLACE PLANNING

CHAPTER 10 INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS 295

CHAPTER 11 PRACTICAL WORKPLACE APPLICATION: YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO DEVELOPING A CO-WORKER ASSISTED RESCUE PLAN 327

INDEX 351

About the Author

LOUI McCURLEY is Vice President of Pigeon MountainIndustries and Vertical Rescue Solutions and is an experiencedrescue professional and certified rope access technician. Arescuer, instructor, conference speaker, and contributor to suchpublications as Occupational Health & Safety, High AngleRescue Techniques, and Wilderness Medicine, Ms. McCurleyis dedicated to bringing at-height safety to industry. In additionto serving as President and Regulatory Assistance Chairman for theSociety of Professional Rope Access Technicians, Ms. McCurley isactively involved in standards development for ANSI, ASTM, NFPA,and other organizations.

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