It is always important for those working industrial jobs to have access to the right safety equipment and support to do their jobs right. One thing that can help reduce workplace injuries is having an occupational health provider partnership.
If an employee suffers an injury, you may have to send them to a local physician’s office or emergency room. However, if you have an occupational health clinic that works with your company, it gives employers something bigger to fall back on. The occupational health provider is knowledgeable about requirements for employers and employees. It knows when it can, for example, test a worker for intoxication or drugs, perform health screenings and offer other services. All of these things could be tools for reducing the number of injuries in the workplace.
The reason businesses are turning to occupational health services, such as in-house clinics, is because it’s easier to get employees care and to prevent injuries as well. Preventative care offered at occupational clinics could make a major difference in reducing injuries in the long term, saving employers money and preventing harm from coming to employees.
Businesses don’t necessarily need to have an in-house clinic for it to be an occupational health clinic partnership. Working together with any knowledgeable clinic would create a good partnership that helps keep employees on track with their yearly medical exams as well as helping once employees are injured.
Employees have a right to workers’ compensation if they get hurt, but clinics like these could prevent those injuries from ever happening. It’s something to look forward to if one comes to your employer to help.