“Work Related Injuries”. Training Module. Hi ! My name is Bill Moore. I want to talk briefly with you today concerning work related injuries. When we are finished with the training you should know…. What a recordable incident is What to do if you are injured at work.
“Work Related Injuries”
My name is Bill Moore. I want to talk briefly with you today concerning work related injuries.
A partial listing would include the following:
(The list is actually about 30 type written pages long !! But this is a good sample.)
Here is a list of 9 things to remember if you have been injured on the job….
1)Report the incident to your Team Leader regardless of how insignificant you feel it may be. Our Team Leaders are trained to handle emergencies.
2) If necessary, the Team Leader will refer you to the Occupational Health Nurse for evaluation and treatment.
3)Most injuries can be handled on site but you will be referred to the company physician as needed. All work related injuries that require this kind of attention must be addressed by the company physician.
If, for medical reasons, the employee is unable to return to work immediately, the employee must notify the Occupational Health Nurse
5) The employee is required to obtain a “return to work” form from the physician and present it to the Team Leader or Nurse upon returning to work.
6) A “work related injury” form will be filled out on each injured employee prior to that employee returning to work.
7) If any restrictions are recommended, the employee is responsible for following these restrictions both on and off the job. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action.
8) Be sure to notify your Team Leader and the Nurse of any medical appointments that you have.
9) Anyone that requires medical treatment by an outside facility for a work related injury is required to pass a drug screen prior to returning to work.
Before seeking outside medical treatment, you must contact your team leader, supervisor, safety supervisor, or occupational health nurse who will direct you to the proper medical center.
If you seek medical treatment on your own for a work related injury, there is a chance that your claim will not be accepted and you will be responsible for payment of any medical expenses incurred.
That’s about all there is to it !
Let’s take a quick quiz to show off your new knowledge.
5) If I am, on a 10 lb. Lifting restriction and my Team Leader asks me to dump 35 lb. totes of rice into the Hema, I should do what my Team Leader asks without question