Help companies ensure customers’ compliance with regulatory standards and risk management, while keeping your employees and the environments they work in safe
Standards Of Care
An increase in standards of care continue to be defined and enforced by AIA, TJC, USP 797 and 800, OSHA, FDA, NFPA, and the Boards of Pharmacy.
There have been serious accidents in academic labs in recent years—including fatalities—that could have been prevented with the proper use of protective equipment and safer laboratory procedures. You must go beyond OSHA’s Laboratory Standard (29CFR 1910.1450) and ensure your safety management plan addresses all hazards, especially physical hazards and physical hazards of chemicals.
The indirect costs you pay and additional premiums incurred by an increase to an experience modification underscore is why it is so important to be proactive in your safety efforts and to develop effective claims management strategies to deal with inevitable claims.
The top three causes of serious, nonfatal workplace injuries include overexertion, falls on same level, and falls to lower level.
While direct costs of workplace injuries may cost your business a fortune, the indirect costs can often times be much greater. Indirect costs include, but are not limited to: any wages paid to the injured employee for absences not covered by Workers’ Compensation, wage costs related to time lost through work stoppage associated with worker’s injury, overtime costs, cost of hiring and training a replacement worker, and lost productivity related to work rescheduling, new employee learning curves, and accommodating the injured employee.