On-duty Injuries Among Ohio Law Enforcement Officers

Law enforcement officers (LEOs) face many workplace hazards. Current research does not include a complete picture of nonfatal injuries that officers sustain while on-duty. Workers’ compensation (WC) data are an underutilized source for occupational injury surveillance in the law enforcement field. A recently published research article explored patterns and characteristics of workers’ compensation injury claims over a 19-year period among LEOs in Ohio. Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health collaborated with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to conduct the study, which provided valuable insights into the occupational health and safety challenges faced by LEOs. Key Study