Slips, Trips and Falls are #2 in Police Officer Injuries
Police officers are subjected to an environment where exposure to high-stress events, rapidly changing circumstances, and long, tiring days and nights are common. They are often on their feet for long shifts, which can lead to muscle fatigue or musculoskeletal disorders. The Health and Safety Executive in the UK requires employers to report certain serious workplace accidents classified under Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). In 2012/2013 on HSE.gov.uk, the top three reported accidents were physical assault, slips and trips and handling incidents.