It’s no secret: Police Service workers face a number of risks every single day. Potential hazards such as motor vehicle accidents, slips, trips and falls, ergonomic/MSD issues, violence and aggression, and the potential negative effects of shift work heighten the risk of occupational illness/injury.
The impact of these injuries can be minimized when employers take a proactive approach to health and safety. Providing client-focused resources to address system priorities and high hazard activities is the key to eliminating workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses in Police Services.
How Can We Help?
PSHSA offers consulting, training and resources to help address these issues and reduce incidences of injury in your workplace. Whether your organization has an established health and safety program, or you are just beginning your health and safety journey, our consultants have the knowledge, solutions and expertise to help you identify risks, control hazards and ensure that you have the necessary tools to meet legislative requirements.
PSHSA offers a unique two-day Police Sector Specific Health & Safety Training Program to help police services workers gain the knowledge and understanding of hazards involved in their jobs. This program is the level 2 training required by the Ministry of Labour and WSIB to be certified after basic certification training. Modules are offered individually or collectively as a program.The modules include: Water and Ice Rescue; Prisoner Handling; Ergonomics; Chemical and TDG Hazards; Electrical; Confined Space and Trenching Rescue; Indoor Air Quality; and Slips, Trips and Falls.
For a complete list of our training services and information products, please see our Training and Resource Catalog.
PTSD is a mental health condition caused by witnessing or experiencing actual or threatened death, serious injury or violence. Ontario has taken steps to address the harmful impacts of exposure to traumatic events on first responders, including the requirement for employers to develop PTSD Prevention Plans.