Physical Fitness Programs


Claims for firefighters and police officers who are injured while participating in physical fitness programs will be accepted as arising out of and occurring in the course of employment where:

  • the firefighter or police officer is on paid duty and the accident occurs during normal working hours,
  • the physical fitness program has been authorized by the fire chief or police chief,
  • the physical fitness activity is under the direct supervision and control of the responsible officer on duty, and
  • the physical fitness program takes place at the fire station or police station or at other locations authorized by the fire chief or police chief and is supervised by the responsible officer on duty.

Application date

This policy applies to all decisions made on or after June 1, 1989, for all accidents.

Document History

This document replaces 03-02-05 dated June 1989.


Legislative Authority

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, as amended
Section 13(1)

Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended
Section 4(1)


Board of Directors #8(XXXVIII), June 10, 2004, Page 6622