Police Services

It’s no secret: Police Service workers face a number of risks every single day. Potential hazards such as motor vehicle accidents, slips, trips and falls, ergonomic/MSD issues, violence and aggression, and the potential negative effects of shift work heighten the risk of occupational illness/injury.


The impact of these injuries can be minimized when employers take a proactive approach to health and safety. Providing client-focused resources to address system priorities and high hazard activities is the key to eliminating workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses in Police Services.

Tony Hart

Health and Safety Consultant, Public Safety


How Can We Help?


PSHSA offers consulting, training and resources to help address these issues and reduce incidences of injury in your workplace. Whether your organization has an established health and safety program, or you are just beginning your health and safety journey, our consultants have the knowledge, solutions and expertise to help you identify risks, control hazards and ensure that you have the necessary tools to meet legislative requirements.


PSHSA offers a unique two-day Police Sector Specific Health & Safety Training Program to help police services workers gain the knowledge and understanding of hazards involved in their jobs. This program is the level 2 training required by the Ministry of Labour and WSIB to be certified after basic certification training. Modules are offered individually or collectively as a program.The modules include: Water and Ice Rescue; Prisoner Handling; Ergonomics; Chemical and TDG Hazards; Electrical; Confined Space and Trenching Rescue; Indoor Air Quality; and Slips, Trips and Falls.


For a complete list of our training services and information products, please see our Training and Resource Catalog.



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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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.


Sector Lead


Tony Hart

Sector Lead, Police


Tony retired as the Sergeant in charge of Neighbourhood Policing in 22 Division Peel Police with 30 years of exemplary service. Over his thirty year career with Peel Police Tony served in a variety of capacities ranging from uniform patrol, to various investigative bureaus and recruiting. Tony was actively engaged in Occupational Health and Safety serving ten years as the Co-Chair of the Joint Health and Safety Committee for the Service. During his tenure many strides were made in advancing Health and Safety in Peel Police. Including the formation of a full time Occupational Health and Safety Unit.


Tony served on the Board of Directors for the Peel Police Association for nine years enhancing and improving relationships with various stakeholders, including management, the public, local business owners, and politicians at all levels of government.


Tony has established a peer network that extends internationally and includes various stake holders that have a vested interest in improving health and safety in policing. Tony currently Chair’s the National Board for Law Enforcement in Occupational Safety and Health (LEOSH) an organization he has been involved with for 11 years. LEOSH hosts a national conference annually in June with speakers and topics focused on current issues affecting health and safety in policing.


 Tony did his formal education in occupational health and safety at Ryerson University acquiring a Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management. Tony is working towards his CRSP accreditation.

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