10. Occupational Illness and Injury in Law Enforcement Personnel

  1. Michael I. Greenberg MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACPM, FACOEM
  1. Richard T. Tovar MD, FACEP, FACMT

Published Online: 18 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329629.ch10

Occupational Emergency Medicine

Occupational Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Tovar, R. T. (2011) Occupational Illness and Injury in Law Enforcement Personnel, in Occupational Emergency Medicine (ed M. I. Greenberg), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329629.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Medical College of Wisconsin and New Berlin Police and Fire Department, Delafield, WI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180719

Online ISBN: 9781444329629



  • law enforcement;
  • occupational medicine;
  • work-related injury


This chapter discusses issues of importance for emergency care providers with regard to workers involved in law enforcement. The topics include epidemiologic studies of injury, disability, and death; results of ergonomic studies; bloodborne pathogen exposure; training injuries; lead exposure and toxicity; nonlead toxic exposures; shootings and other uses of deadly force; body-armor-associated injuries; and tactical emergency medical support.