Getting Workers to Early ReportOct 23, 2021
Small problems need small and simple solutions.
When a worker early reports an ache in the shoulder but it’s not serious and he can still work, do you send them to the clinic or do you have a few simple solutions to try?
Don’t make it all about covering your butt for worker’s compensation recording. Actually listen and appreciate that they may not want to make a big deal out of it...because it isn’t an injury. It’s a small annoyance.
Have things like kinesiology tape and wellness exercises available and suggest heat or ice. These are OSHA first aid solutions. This way you validate their concerns while at the same time nipping a potential injury in the bud.
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