Health Safety Issues In Law Enforcement Today


Law enforcement officers face a wide range of hazards on the job, including needlestick injuries, back injuries, latex allergy, exposure to body fluids, and stress.

Does your training consider:

  • What constitutes a reportable event?
  • What happens after an exposure incident occurs?
  • In a biting incident that breaks the skin, who must be tested—the biter or the bite victim?
  • Are there special rules for testing criminal defendants?
  • How are your rights protected?

Although it is possible to prevent or reduce our public servants exposure to these hazards, Officers continue to experience injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Cases of nonfatal occupational injury and illness among our public servants are among the highest of any industry sector. By contrast, two of the most hazardous industries, agriculture and construction, are safer today than they were a decade ago. Leadership and management are the cornerstones to ensuring officer safety, health, and wellness as an organizational value and practice. Management should ensure officers are provided the best safety policies and procedures, opportunities to train, time to hone their skills and abilities, and resources to make safety a priority for the organization.

Maintaining optimum health and well-being policies for officers is crucial in enabling them to think and perform in a manner that safeguards not only them but also their fellow officers. ZEE Medical can provide a fresh view of the exposure in the field, and ways to protect themselves in exposure incidence.

Health Safety Issues In Law Enforcement Today

Our Program will cover:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Eye Protection for Infection Control
  • Seasonal Influenza (Flu) in the Workplace
  • MRSA and the Workplace
  • Respirators
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • Tuberculosis
  • hemical Hazards and Controls

For more information on the benefits of customized training, properly stocked first aid cabinet, employee wellness programs, OSHA regulations and compliance, or workplace assessment and risk management, contact Dale Rothenberger at 484.239.6925 or email him at d.rothenberger@zeemedrdg.com.


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