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Title: Guide to Occupational Health and Safety for Law Enforcement Executives
Author(s): Elizabeth Lang Sanberg ; Corina Sole Brito ; Andrea Morrozoff Luna ; Shannon M. McFadden
Corporate Author: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2010
Page Count: 74
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2006-DG-BX-K071
Sale Source: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Document: PDF 
Type: Instructional Material ; Issue Overview ; Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide explains steps a law enforcement agency can take to ensure the best possible health of the agency’s workforce.
Abstract: The guide presents an overview of occupational health and safety for law enforcement, explains the benefits of these programs for police agencies, presents a comprehensive three-part approach to occupational health and safety programs, and offers solutions to various problems a department may encounter while implementing a plan or program of this nature. The guide’s first section reviews occupational health and safety in the workplace from international and domestic perspectives, with attention to how law enforcement agencies have implemented these principles in the past. This section also includes an overview of research on the benefits of various occupational health program components. These components encompass physical fitness programs and stress management programs. Also discussed in this section are research findings on the economic benefits of occupational health and safety programs for law enforcement personnel. The first section concludes with a discussion of the value of law enforcement occupational health. The guide’s second section describes the officer safety program of the Fairfax County Police Department (Virginia). The guide’s third section explains how to conduct a “gap analysis” of a department’s current health and safety components, so as to determine whether the agency reflects the basic tenets of the knowledge, prevention and control, and maintenance and improvement outlined in the guide. The fourth section of the guide identifies the challenges that accompany designing and implementing the components of a safety and health program for law enforcement personnel, accompanied by recommendations for addressing each challenge. Appended occupational health and safety program gap-analysis checklist specific to pandemic influenza, and relevant selections from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies, Fifth Edition
Main Term(s): Police safety
Index Term(s): Occupational safety and health ; Police management ; Physical fitness ; Police policies and procedures ; Police physical fitness training ; Police accreditation ; Healthcare ; BJA grant-related documents
   
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