Effective health, safety and environmental initiatives are key to maintaining a workplace that is safe for your employees while also reducing overall liability. In this blog, we are going to cover five ways that hiring contracted third-party medical personnel can assist you in achieving your HSE goals.
Pharma-Safe Industrial Services’ team of experienced safety and medical personnel can be a great resource in helping your business manage workplace emergencies, increase cost savings, minimize OSHA recordables and handle accident investigation. Our goal is to partner with your business to provide the safety tools, resources and personnel you need to create a safer work environment.
Here are our top five ways businesses can drive HSE initiatives by contracting third-party medical personnel:
1. Rapid Response to Workplace Emergencies
When an emergency happens in the workplace, most employees will not know what to do. Having a third-party medical consultant on-site when an emergency occurs can help to mitigate loss by directing employees in what to do.
Pharma-Safe provides trained, skilled industrial paramedics who are adept at handling and assisting with trauma management. They will become an essential member of your team before, during and after an emergency occurs.
2. Efficient HSE Cost Savings
Every business wants to save money where they can, especially in the HSE arena. Despite the initial investment, having on-site paramedics can yield great savings in medical costs. This is largely due to the fact that trained paramedics can handle most injuries on-site, keeping you from having to send employees to an outside medical facility.
Pharma-Safe can also help to save you money by supplying medics who are cross-trained to provide both on-site safety technician services and clerical services based on your project needs. Essentially you are hiring one person to fill two needs at your workplace.
3. Reduce OSHA Recordables
When it comes to OSHA recordables, less is always better. Having access to trained medics, EMT’s and industrial paramedics can mitigate a large number of OSHA recordables.
Having trustworthy third-party medical personnel on-site will ensure you are in compliance by letting you know if something is considered an OSHA recordable. These highly skilled industrial paramedics are often trained to perform many of the medical tasks in-house that would become a recordable if the injured had to see a doctor at a hospital or clinic, which means potential recordables can be avoided through prompt medical examination.
4. Expert PPE Advisory & Training
Third-party medical personnel are also a great resource when it comes to determining what type of personal protective equipment (PPE) is most appropriate for your employees.
Well-trained medical personnel can conduct job hazard analysis to determine what type of PPE is required. Once they determine the appropriate PPE, they assist with the purchasing process by helping to select proper equipment based on their assessment and then train your staff in the appropriate use of PPE.
All of this is done in an effort to keep your business compliant with constantly changing and evolving safety requirements and standards.
5. HSE Accident Investigation & Reporting
Another great way in which on-site, third-party medical personnel can be utilized is by having them assist with accident investigation.
Not only are they usually one of the first people to speak with the injured employee to find out what occurred, but they have the knowledge and experience to assess the incident for discrepancies. Additionally, our medics can offer suggestions for modified duty by identifying restrictions the employee might have due to their injury.
Thorough accident investigation allows employees to recover quicker by avoiding further physical strain, which allows them to come back to work as soon as medically possible.
Health, Safety and Environmental initiatives can be driven by utilizing third-party medical personnel.
Whether to assist with workplace emergencies, improve cost savings, manage OSHA recordables or conduct accident investigation, third-party medical personnel providers can offer your company highly skilled and trained medical and safety experts with skill sets tailored to your project’s needs.
Pharma-Safe’s experienced paramedics are trained in the policies and procedures needed to successfully manage an industrial accident from start to finish, and since they are stationed at your site, they can offer continuity of care while also documenting the healing and return-to-work process.
Through comprehensive safety services such as safety audits, training, accident investigation and case Management, our team is ready to work with you to drive your HSE initiatives. Contact us today to learn more.