Emergency Services

Providing easily accessible client-focused solutions is the key to eliminating workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the Emergency Services sector.

Headed by Director Patricia Clausen and a team of regional experts, Patricia and her team serve the Emergency Services sector to provide health and safety training services. PSHSA’s Emergency Services unit has been serving Ontario for decades. With experienced instructors and proven training courses, we have made great strides in reducing and preventing occupational injuries and illnesses in the province’s Fire, Police and Paramedic Services.

 

PSHSA’s Emergency Services unit has been serving Ontario for decades. With experienced instructors and proven training courses, we have made great strides in reducing and preventing occupational injuries and illnesses in the province’s Fire, Police and Paramedic Services.

 

There are a number of high-hazard occupations in the Emergency Services sector, including: emergency medical service workers, firefighters and police officers. Possible exposure to infectious diseases, MSDs, workplace violence and aggression, motor vehicle incidents, and the potential negative effects of shift work heighten the risk of occupational illnesses/injuries in emergency services staff.

 

The impact of occupational injuries and illnesses in the emergency services sector can be minimized when employers take a proactive approach to health and safety. PSHSA’s Emergency Services unit has been serving Ontario for decades. With experienced instructors and proven training solutions, we have made great strides in reducing and preventing occupational injuries and illnesses in the province’s Fire, Police and Paramedic Services.

 

Learn more about occupational health and safety in Fire, Police and Paramedic Services below:

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Henrietta Van hulle

Vice President, Client Outreach

519-688-6221

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Patricia Clausen

Director, Prevention, Engagement and Retention Government, Municipal and Public Safety

289-260-8902

Tim Metcalfe

Sector Lead, Fire and EMS
705-783-0118

 

Tanya Morose

Health and Safety Consultant/Ergonomist, Police Services

905-872-0840

Paramedic Services
It’s no secret: Emergency Medical Service workers face a number of risks every single day. Potential hazards such as motor vehicle incidents, exposure to infectious diseases...
Fire
PSHSA offers a unique two-day Fire Sector Specific Health & Safety Training Program to help assist fire services workers gain the knowledge and understanding of hazards.
Police
Providing client-focused resources to address priorities and high hazard activities is the key to eliminating workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses in Police Services.

PTSD

 

PTSD is a mental health condition caused by witnessing or experiencing actual or threatened death, serious injury or violence. Ontario has taken steps to address the harmful impacts of exposure to traumatic events on first responders, including the requirement for employers to develop PTSD Prevention Plans.

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FirstRespondersFirst.ca

 

First responders are at least twice as likely to suffer from PTSD. There’s no need to suffer in silence. The help you need is here. Resources and services for the First Responder community.

 

Emergency Services Courses

 

The impact of occupational injuries and illnesses can be minimized when employers take a proactive approach to health and safety. Check out the courses PSHSA offers for Emergency Services.

 

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