5 Ways Onsite Medical Professionals Ensure a Safe Construction Project

5 Ways Onsite Medical Professionals Ensure a Safe Construction Project

To help prevent on-the-job injuries, reduce workers’ compensation costs, and ensure occupational health compliance, and avoid OSHA fines, nationwide construction projects, large and small, can utilize on-site health and safety services.

Treating injuries on-site appropriately and quickly can help avoid unnecessary and excessive off-site referrals, treatments, and prescriptions. Minor injuries can be resolved on-site, as well, allowing workers to return to productive work quicker. More serious cases are recognized sooner so they can receive appropriate diagnoses and treatment.

Here are 5 ways using onsite medical professionals to keep project sites safe:

  1. Caring for Injured Workers

Construction sites are inherently challenging and hazardous work environments. When injuries occur, workers benefit from having professional staff and clinical excellence to navigate the healthcare process. Being on-site allows for an immediate response to an injured person and provides for a quicker assessment and treatment, when appropriate. It also enables speeds up off-site referrals to the right level of care when necessary, getting the injured employee on the right path to recovery right away.

  1. Onsite Medical Professionals

Having project site dedicated, experienced paramedics, EMTs, RNs, NPs and PAs, even physicians, ensures consistent staffing and necessary systems, software, equipment, and supplies, as well as operational support and physician medical direction.

  1. Clinics and Mobile Units

At large construction projects at a fixed location, the utilization of clinics in trailers or other temporary structures located on or near the project helps to quickly care for an injured worker. Instead of waiting for an ambulance to bring the worker to a hospital, onsite clinics, either by using retrofitted trailers provided by the customer or and outsourced option can potentially help reduce the severity of the injury by providing immediate care.

  1. Onsite Safety Staffing and Training

Having a qualified safety staff for short-term and long-term projects to augment client programs, as well as access to a comprehensive curriculum of safety training programs, is important to the success of any onsite medical program. It is important that the safety professionals staffing the onsite program are experienced, trained, and have the proper certifications required for each industry-specific project.

  1. Drug and Alcohol Screening

On-site drug and alcohol testing with DOT certified construction medics collecting specimens from donors and screening at their worksite saves time, and is far more efficient. With onsite drug and alcohol screening, results are immediate and have the potential of preventing injury to the tested worker and to the other workers on the project site.

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Our trained staff has the experience to manage construction occupational health operations, providing excellent care, preventive wellness talks and programs, and lowering the instances of recordable events and workers’ compensation claims.

We provide onsite medical programs to a wide range of clients, including owners, construction managers, brokers, and carriers. Project types include skyscrapers, power plants, refineries, stadiums, airports, data centers, bridges, tunnels, dams, highways, pipelines, convention centers, and many others. Urban and rural operations, short-term and long-term projects, our systems are designed to scale to fit projects of any size.