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.
This policy applies to all decisions made on or after June 1, 1989, for all accidents.
This document replaces 03-02-05 dated June 1989.
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, as amended
Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended