Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Capability 14: Responder Safety and Health. Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities.
The Responder Safety and Health capability is one of the 15 capabilities identified in the Centers for Disease Control as part of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities. This capability focuses on the ability to protect public health emergency response staff responding to a critical incident, and is comprised of three functions: 1) Identify responder safety and health risks; 2) Identify and support risk-specific responder safety and health training; and 3) Monitor responder safety and health during and after incident response.