|INTEGRATE SAFETY & WELL BEING
Ideas you can implement NOW for more workers safety
Even small steps can start you on the path toward a safer and healthier workforce. The following resources provide examples of simple ways you can begin integrating safety, health, and well-being.
Employees can be the eyes & ears for safety, health, well-being
- Dedicate a portion of time at meetings to Share experiences regularly and have routine two-way communications
- Hold joint meetings between health protection, health promotion, human resources, workers’ compensation, and other departments with a stake in worker safety, health, and well-being.
- Discuss plans for the future so that leaders from different departments can coordinate strategies
- Ask employees what factors are getting in the way of their safety, health, work-life balance, or productivity
- Sponsor brief lunch-and-learns
- Share introductory materials on occupational safety and health with other staff and vice versa
- Invite staff to share their expertise to address shared goals
- Invite health protection staff to review health risk assessment (HRA) survey instruments to help make the connection with occupational risk factors. Invite health education staff for an occupational risk assessment walk-through to see how improving health risks can reduce occupational risks
- Incorporate new information into trainings
- For example, a stress management workshop could include information on how organizational policies can reduce workplace stressors
- Consider sharing physical resources and space: anything from adjoining cubicles, to a break room, to an office, to the floor of a building
- Give workers more flexibility and control over their working conditions and schedules whenever possible. Ask employees how their working conditions and schedules can better support their safety, health, and well-being
- Ensure that your built environment, policies, and work schedules enhance safety, health, and well-being
- Make sure workspaces and job tasks are safe and healthy
- Provide paid time and free onsite access to healthier food, physical activity, health screenings, stress reduction resources, and health education
FIELD CASE MANAGEMENT
How do Field Case Managers help you?
CO-ATTEND medical appointments with employees
COMPLETE task assignments by working closely with insurance carriers, TPA's and self-insureds customized to their procedures and protocol.
COMMUNICATE on a personal level, with the injured worker and the medical provider.
COORDINATE a goal-directed, timely, cost efficient plan, geared towards a full recovery and return to work for the injured worker and their individual requests.
Sargent and Associates brings over 50 years of combined experience in Case Management.
We are highly experienced case managers with CCM credentials and provide both telephonic and field case management services throughout New England.
For more information, please contact our office 978-256-7459 or email Joanne Sargent