There is nothing more important than ensuring that your employees are working in a safe environment. This means that they should be able to get proper medical attention in case a personal injury occurs. Today, we are going to look into the most important steps that anyone needs to take if they find themselves in this kind of situation.
When the injury occurs, get immediate medical help
If the severity of the injury can be treated locally while help arrives, it is important to make use of a first aid kit. If it is determined that the injury can be treated without calling for assistance, it’s always important to consider visiting a hospital to rule out any other issues that may come from the initial injury that the person has sustained. This is a common protocol to follow in case of an injury at work.
Report the issue to the WSIB
There are some cases when the injury or illness is going to require the assistance of a health professional. When this happens, it is essential that the case is reported to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board. It is important to make sure that this is reported no more than 3 days after the incident has passed.
Some have argued that reporting an injury or illness is only important when there is a need for medical attention, but it is recommended that all injuries and illnesses at the workplace are reported in order to keep a proper log of any incidents.
The importance of proper reporting
Detailed reporting is going to be just as important as the process of reporting any personal injury that occurs. The most relevant thing about this is that you should be specific about what had happened when the injury took place, how it happened and what was done before medical help arrived (if needed).
If an employee is critically injured or killed in the workplace, there are specific steps that need to be taken. The first thing to do is to notify the Ministry of Labour. They are going to guide you through the process of reporting the incident and dealing with any requirements depending on the situation that caused the incident.
Providing comfort for recovery
When an employee suffers from any debilitating illness or injury at work, it can be a good idea to book a relaxing therapeutic massage. This is a great way to get rid of the stress and anxiety that may be caused by the incident. This is going to be beneficial for both the employee and the employer as it helps the individual return to work in a more motivated and healthy state.
Personal injury at work is always a possible situation even when proper measures taken to avoid this problem. The best thing to prepare when this type of issue happens, and this is going to help you avoid complications and legal issues that could arise from this sort of incident.