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Do you actively engage in Non-work related safety incidents?

We are all very much aware of 'work related' incidents, near miss, safety observations, first aid cases and so forth. The measuring and learning from these are integral to improving the H&S culture in the work place. However, do you consider non-work related incidents in your statistics? D you actively engage in them? More and more often I see non-work related incidents being reported which are not considered for follow up or corrective action.

January 11, 2016 @ 07:01 AM EST Health & Safety

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Tracking non-work related incidents is a common practice for InSite Health. Per HIPAA, we are not allowed to pass along medical information to management regarding the specifics of these cases. However we do track the encounters.

When an InSite Health Industrial Sports Medicine Professional is onsite we are gaining the trust and building relationships with your employees. They, in return, feel comfortable coming to us with all matters work and non-work related. We then are able to follow up with these employees post discomfort as well as suggest life-style changes to prevent it from occurring again.

The biggest success is when an employee comes to their Industrial Sports Medicine Professional immediately regarding their issues rather than waiting until the pain is extreme and causing functional problems. This then allows us to "get ahead" of the issue before a non-work related discomfort begins affecting the job performance.

Each month, we send reports to management showing the number of encounters with a breakdown of work compared to non-work related cases. Long-term it is easy to see the decrease in recordables with the increase of total encounters. Providing a health care professional onsite improves overall employee morale by showing that the company cares about their overall health and well being- not just in the workplace.

January 27, 2016 @ 10:07
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thank you for joining the conversation @lorenaoliveratc and sharing these insights about why it is important to deal with non-work related discomfort, before it does impact job performance.

January 27, 2016 @ 10:41 AM EST

@richardbattley very interesting question.

@richardrosera @gregdubois @daviddeere it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on this idea.

January 13, 2016 @ 12:02
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