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Improving RTW practices for injured police officers

Lauren Finestone

Police officers are at high risk for work injuries and illnesses. How can organisations provide better support to help injured officers get back to work safely?

Police officers have physically and mentally demanding jobs that put them at high risk for work injuries and illnesses.  Recent stats show that they have the highest work absences compared to other government employees in the U.S. And in Ontario, Canada, police and firefighters have the highest number of allowed workers' compensation claims.  While physical injuries remain a substantial burden, mental health conditions like post-traum...

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