Steps to Take After a Workplace Accident

Workplace accidents happen all the time, and the best way to deal with each case is to have a plan in place for your employees. As the first 24 hours after an injury are crucial, it’s important to be effective and efficient in the ways the injury is handled. Occupational Drug Testing is a go-to post accident drug testing company in New England, and we have a list of steps to take immediately following an accident.

  1. Assess the injury/injuries. Depending on the injury, they might need to seek medical attention immediately. If there is a staff member who is trained in first aid care, they might be able to assist or identify if the injured should see a doctor. Be sure to take care of their immediate needs first and foremost.
  2. Inform a supervisor. If you are not a supervisor, get in contact with one. They will be able to give you a referral for which hospital and doctor to visit, and also contact other resources, such as Occupational Drug Testing, to drive out and test the injured.
  3. Have the injured complete the necessary paperwork. Every business or company is different from the next, but it is especially important to obey proper procedure for strict guidelines like those followed in DOT agencies.
  4. Track time taken off of work due to injuries. Recording compensation and health progress is an important step in ensuring the status of your employee, their recovery, and proper payment during this time.

Being prepared for work accidents means protecting your business and your employees. Non DOT drug testing and DOT drug testing through Occupational Drug Testing is just one extra call to make to ensure your employees are following your drug and alcohol regulations, and are not related to the accident that occurred. With more questions, call us today at (800) 211-4469.

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