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Accidents are Scary - Are you prepared?

What is your plan when a workplace accident occurs? 


Workplace injuries are on the rise!


Nearly 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2012, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.4 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, according to estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
 

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Example steps to take when a worker is Injured:
  • Assist your injured worker to seek medical treatment if necessary. When in doubt always send them. 
  • Have the employee complete a post accident drug test. 
  • Fill out an incident report form.
  • Call your workers compensation provider and file a claim. 
  • Provide the worker with relevant return to work information.



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Why you should do post accident drug testing:
  • All employees are tested for drugs/alcohol after every workplace injury.
  • The initial cost of drug testing is charged as a medical expense to the workers’ compensation claim — not as a separate employer expense.
  • Claims by employees testing positive are investigated and accepted or denied on a case-by-case basis.
  • The program requires a completed Consent Form from each current and future employee (to be retained in the employee’s file) and a completed Post-Injury Drug Application.
  • If your company is a State Certified Drug-Free Workplace, a positive post-injury test is grounds for an automatic denial of future workers’ compensation benefits for the employee!!!!!
Click here to Download our Free Drug Free Workplace Program Guide

 

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