Year: 2004 Source: 42p. SIEC No: 20080445

This essay provides a review of some of the existing research on the occupational health & safety risks police officers may encounter on a daily basis or at some point during their career. Hazards are divided into 5 categories: physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, & psychosocial, including stress & suicide. The research reviewed included Canadian, American, & European studies. The conclusion includes a discussion of the general gaps in the research on occupational health & safety issues affecting police officers, indicating areas where future research needs to be completed. (103 refs.)