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Occup Med. 2001 Jan-Mar;16(1):39-49.

Police and corrections.

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  • 1University of Colorado and Denver Health, USA.


The author summarizes important occupational hazards of police and corrections work. Included in this chapter are morbidity and mortality data of police officers that describes increased risks of suicide, homicide, and ischemic heart disease. Information on tuberculosis exposure in correctional workers and of bloodborne pathogen exposure in police and corrections work is presented. The discussion concludes with strategies for the prevention of illness and injury among police officers and corrections workers based on these data.

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