How to Handle the Aftermath of a Workplace Injury

Accidents happen – it’s an unfortunate reality for many employees, who are susceptible to accidents at work, and employers, who often are monetarily liable for medical bills and reparations after the fact. While the proper precautions can significantly lessen the risks associated with workplace injuries, employers should be aware of the proper processes following an accident.

To better control the safety of your individual employees, professional reputation and legal liabilities, follow these three must-do strategies.

1. Respond immediately

Acting fast after an employee is injured limits the risk of life-threatening complications. First, call 911 immediately following a workplace accident – even if wounds seem minor. Head and back injuries can surface hours, even days, post-incident, and many minor injuries worsen when left unaddressed. If an employee is resistant to being medically assessed, insist on their cooperation.

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OSHA Requests Public Input on Chemical Hazards, FSMA Proposals to Become More Flexible, Canada Invests in Food Traceability and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • OSHA releases RFI, launches “national dialogue” on workplace chemical hazards
  • FDA looking to increase the flexibility of FSMA proposals
  • Canadian government invests in livestock traceability database
  • Unique mobile unit initiative promoting awareness of workplace safety

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EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • OSHA seeks public opinion on chemical hazards and permissible exposure limits. View instructions for submitting comments are here.
  • Canada’s proposed national livestock traceability database. Learn more about it here.
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On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Hazards female construction workers face
  • Mobile health apps regulation bill
  • How to overcome sustainability challenges, and more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

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