Ans.) One of the personal safety issues faced by the people who were trapped in the World Trade Centre and Pentagon were the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE). It was found that there was not enough PPE for all the first responders as well as those men and women who helped the victims in the aftermath of the catastrophe (Kapucu, 2005). In the air, there was heavy debris, hazardous materials and chemicals that were inhaled by these responders. This continued for days even after the attack. The veracity of the incident is such that the people are still suffering from the harmful gases and the pollutants emitted by this debris. Due to inhaling these fumes and debris, the people have developed pulmonary disorders. Another personal safety issue was the death of important members in the rescue team and the disabled condition of the firefighters.
Ans.) The fist suggestion in this regard would be site control in a situation where are many people who are running for help. People working at the safety and health department are of the opinion that there needs to the availability of adequate and meaningful data to understand the veracity of the problem. The decision of maintaining World Trade Centre Health Registry that invites people who have worked in the area and report about their health conditions (Kwan & Lee, 2005) . The second suggestion would be to protect the workers as these people do not have safety although they stake their life everyday to save others.
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