OPP tackles stress injuries

Leadership supports members by putting face to stigma
By the OPP OSI Working Group
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/09/2013

Certain occupations put workers at increased risk for exposure to traumatic events and operational stress. Canada’s military personnel have been at the forefront as subjects of this research through the past decade. The scope has since expanded to include police, firefighters, paramedics and emergency dispatchers.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has more than 9,000 employees, consisting of 6,200 uniform and more than 2,800 civilian members. There are also about 850 members of the OPP Auxiliary supporting officers in a volunteer capacity.