|Total Worker Health
Workplace Safety & Health at Sargent & Associates
Today, evidence recognizes that both work-related factors and health factors beyond the workplace jointly contribute to many safety and health problems that confront today’s workers and their families.
Traditionally, workplace safety and health programs have been compartmentalized. Health protection programs have focused squarely on safety, reducing worker exposures to risk factors arising in the work environment itself. And most workplace health promotion programs have focused exclusively on lifestyle factors off-the-job that place workers at risk.
Sargent & Associates manages both safety and health & wellness...for TOTAL WORKER HEALTH.
A growing body of science supports the effectiveness of combining these efforts through workplace interventions that integrate health protection and health promotion programs. >
11 tips for effective workplace housekeeping
When should an injured worker return to the job?
To some people, the word “housekeeping” calls to mind cleaning floors and surfaces, removing dust, and organizing clutter.
But in a work setting, it means much more. Housekeeping is crucial to safe workplaces. It can help prevent injuries and improve productivity and morale, as well as make a good first impression on visitors, according to Cari Gray, safety consultant for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. It also can help an employer avoid potential fines for non-compliance.
The practice extends from traditional offices to industrial workplaces, including factories, warehouses and manufacturing plants that present special challenges such as hazardous materials, combustible dust and other flammables. Experts agree that all workplace safety programs should incorporate housekeeping, and every worker should play a part. In addition, housekeeping should have management’s commitment so workers realize its importance. Here are 11 tips for effective workplace housekeeping.
Stay safe at work - read all 11 Tips >
|workers compensation claims
How to manage wc claims effectively
| Does someone in your office spend countless hours (and a lot of money) managing worker's compensation injuries?
In addition, it can affect your experience mod and ARAP rating resulting in an increase in your worker's compensation premium.
Sargent & Associates has a solution!
Outsource the Workers' Compensation Process.
One phone call gives you access to an experienced Risk Manager who will be designated as your Workers' Compensation Specialist.
|What is QLMP?
Qualified Loss Management Program
|prevent eye injuries
on the job
| A QLMP provides telephonic/ field case management services by MA licensed RNs, litigation specialist management on old open cases as well as future cases when the injured worker does not returned to work, assistance with quarterly safety committee meetings, development of modified light duty return to work program, Preferred Medical Provider for work injury management, one-time safety awareness walk through by our Safety Consultant (to understand work environment and potential hazards).
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A
LOSS MANAGEMENT FIRM’S PROGRAM
TO BE CERTIFIED FOR QLMP?
The firm must establish a structured approach to safe work practices emphasizing management commitment and development of employee safety committee, must have in place action plans for post- injury response including relationship with medical providers and ongoing case management, must work with insured to establish a modified and light duty return to work program.
Every day in the United States, roughly 2,000 workers experience an eye injury serious enough to require medical attention, according to NIOSH. Although the majority of these injuries involve small particles striking or abrading the eye, some are far more serious and result in permanent blindness. However, eye injuries are preventable if proper personal protective equipment is worn correctly and consistently.
A worker’s eyes can be damaged in a variety of ways, NIOSH notes. Causes of work-related eye injuries include:
- Getting particles in the eye due to grinding, sanding and hammering
- Being splashed during chemical handling
- Being exposed to arc flashes when welding
- Working in dusty conditions
- Walking through a work zone without wearing PPE
NIOSH lists five main types of eye protection and recommends that workers consider the hazards that are present before selecting which type to wear:
5 Types of Eye Protection >