Injuries suffered by an Australian State Police Force

Michael Stierli, Rob Marc Orr, Rodney Pope

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Police work, due to its unpredictability exposes law enforcement officers to
what could be perceived as a higher risk when compared to other workers.
• Law enforcement personnel are required to perform tasks carrying loads which can range from 5-25kg.
• They can be required to perform arduous tasks in situations that are
unpredictable and can be life threatening in some circumstances.
• Therefore they may be at a higher risk of musculoskeletal injury when
compared to many other occupations.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2017
Event4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 28 Nov 20171 Dec 2017
Conference number: 4th (ICSPP Abstracts in the JSAMS (2017), Vol. 20, suppl. 2)


Conference4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance
Abbreviated titleICSPP2017
OtherThe ICSPP is the most important international conference in applied military human performance research and therefore attracts experts from all over the world. The congress covers a broad range of disciplines including physical training programs and adaptations, occupational and physical performance, testing and assessment, injury prevention, public health and health promotion, nutritional considerations, human factors, ergonomics, equipment design, biomechanics, load carriage, gender integration issues, thermoregulation and environmental issues, deployment considerations, and psychological and cognitive factors. The 4th ICSPP applied a lifecycle theme whereby symposia, poster sessions and featured science sessions by international experts were organized across key areas including recruitment, training, operational deployment and sustainment.
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