Operational Stress Injury

Uniformed and non-uniformed first responders and military members are prone to Operational Stress Injuries. Operational Stress Injury (OSI) is a non-medical term that refers to psychological difficulties that arise from traumatic experiences or prolonged high stress or fatigue, related to work as a military member or first responder. Although the term of OSI was originally conceptualized with the Canadian Armed Forces in mind, it is now recognized that similar challenges exist among front line emergency workers, including (but not limited to) police, firefighters, paramedics, correctional officers, and emergency dispatchers. If your job involves service as a first responder, consider taking our free and confidential OSI screening tool.

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