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Occupational Safety of Municipal Police Officers: Assessing the Vulnerability and Riskiness of Police Officers’ Work

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Department of Security Management, Faculty of Security Engineering, University of Žilina, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
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Department of Crisis Management, Faculty of Security Engineering, University of Žilina, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
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Occupational Safety Research Institute, Jeruzalemska 1283/9, 110 00 Nové Město, Czech Republic
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Academic Editors: Marta Ferreiro-González, Gerardo Fernández Barbero, Félix Zapata Arráez, Estrella Espada-Bellido and Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(11), 5605; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115605
Received: 11 April 2021 / Revised: 10 May 2021 / Accepted: 18 May 2021 / Published: 24 May 2021
The municipal police agencies increase the safety of a municipality’s citizens and thus increase their quality of life. When performing interventions, municipal police officers may endanger their safety and health. This paper deals with the analysis of the riskiness of municipal police officers working in the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic from 2004 to 2019 and the assessment of their occupational safety. The risk analysis was carried out on the basis of a risk matrix and calculations of the probability of attack and injury to municipal police officers. Using the Pearson correlation coefficient, the dependence between the selected variables was investigated. The reliability of this dependence was examined by the determination coefficient. The main result of the paper is the determination of the riskiness category of municipal police officer work based on the assessment of the occupational health protection of officers through statistical indicators of their activities and risk matrix. The results will serve as part of the explanatory memorandum for the proposal of legislative changes in order to increase the occupational health protection of municipal police officers. View Full-Text
Keywords: occupational health; municipal police; police; risk assessment; vulnerability occupational health; municipal police; police; risk assessment; vulnerability
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Soltes, V.; Kubas, J.; Velas, A.; Michalík, D. Occupational Safety of Municipal Police Officers: Assessing the Vulnerability and Riskiness of Police Officers’ Work. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5605. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115605

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Soltes V, Kubas J, Velas A, Michalík D. Occupational Safety of Municipal Police Officers: Assessing the Vulnerability and Riskiness of Police Officers’ Work. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(11):5605. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115605

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Soltes, Viktor, Jozef Kubas, Andrej Velas, and David Michalík. 2021. "Occupational Safety of Municipal Police Officers: Assessing the Vulnerability and Riskiness of Police Officers’ Work" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 11: 5605. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115605

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