National Safe + Sound Week Begins Aug 9th to Encourage Workplace Health And Safety Programs

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“Each year, millions of workers suffer job-related injuries or illnesses, and thousands die in work-related incidents. These incidents hurt workers and their families, and harm businesses as well,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health James Frederick.

The U.S. Department of Labor encourages the nation’s employers to commit to workplace safety and health and join OSHA in observing Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 9-15, 2021. 

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.

“Most importantly, effective safety and health programs save lives and prevent injuries. They also help businesses improve safety and health compliance and avoid the many costs associated with workplace safety and health incidents,” said Frederick.

In 2020, more than 3,400 businesses helped raise awareness about workers’ safety and health. Successful safety and health programs can identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, and can increase worker satisfaction, improve productivity, and reduce costs associated with workplace injuries.

At CNS Occupational Medicine, we want to spread the word on the importance of health and safety across your company.

It is important that companies balance their health and safety programs with a drug testing program, physicals and auditory or breathing exams, laboratory or wellness testing, a nurse triage injury hotline, biometric screening, or flu and COVID vaccines or testing. This is even more important with safety sensitive employees.

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How can CNS Occupational Medicine help?

Our Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants are trained to treat non-life and limb threatening injuries including lacerations, burns, sprains/strains, chemical exposures, eye injuries and crush injuries. Our providers have a thorough understanding of federal and state regulations including OSHA and DOT, so they can make the best treatment plans and perform regulatory examinations.

We understand the impact that lost time, limited duty, and medical costs have on the company and the employee. We also have a strong understanding of the OSHA recordkeeping rule and how certain medical diagnosis and treatments impact your OSHA 300 log. Our #1 goal is to return your employee to full duty as quickly and safely as possible. 

We recognize that each employer is unique, therefore we will maintain your standard operating procedures and communicate with your assigned points of contact.

Some of our services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of work-related injuries
  • Work status summaries (provided to employer after each patient visit)
  • In-house X-rays
  • Post-accident drug and alcohol testing
  • Return-to-Work evaluations
  • Case Management (continued care coordination)
  • Mobile On-Site health clinic units

For more information, contact us at 800.551.9816 or occmed@cnsprotects.com.

Participating in Safe + Sound Week is simple. Organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to show their commitment to safety can participate.

For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek.