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August/September 2008 (vol. 05/2)

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Recuperative and restricted duties

Striking the right balance between operational needs and OH solutions in the police and fire services

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Police and fire officers recovering from illness and injury may return to work on temporary or permanent non-frontline duties. So called recuperative as well as restricted duties are putting an impossible strain on operational commitments. Nicola Godwin investigates.

AMENDMENTS to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), that came into force in October 2004,were intended to implement the EU’s General Framework for Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation (2000/78/EC), and effectively brought police officers, fire fighters and prison officers under the protection of the DDA. While the directive further enshrined the principle of equal treatment in the workplace in…

Nicola Godwin is a freelance journalist specialising in health.

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2008 (vol. 05/2) pp14-18

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