PRESUMPTIVE LAWS AND THE NEED FOR EXPOSURE TRACKING
Lori Moore-Merrell, DrPH, MPH
Cancer and behavioral health issues are two leading causes of death in firefighters. Behavioral health issues also lead to high suicide rates in law enforcement officers. Given the physical and mental health exposure risks to those working in the public safety space, it is imperative that emergency responders track their exposures to both the physical hazards on the job and to the things they can’t unsee. While many states have presumptive laws connecting these illnesses and injuries to the job, it can be challenging to file successful workers compensation claims. Typically, these challenges relate to providing actual evidence of exposure to causal elements on the job. This webinar will provide insights on the need for emergency responder exposure tracking throughout their career and offer tools to ease the burden.
All participants must register via Zoom at the link listed below.