Treatment for Work-Related Injuries in Kent, WA

While it may feel great to have a getaway from the workplace, you probably don’t want to do so while recovering from an on-the-job injury.

The foundation of workplace safety is one that encourages employees to practice company policies.

Here are four workplace safety tips every employee should follow to create a safe work environment and decrease workers’ compensation claims.

  1. Be aware of your surroundings: You should always be aware of the hazards on your job or workplace and steer clear of hazardous areas and situations. If you notice hazards or risk, such as clutter, spills, leaks, flammable materials, blind spots, or damages, be sure to inform your supervisor, as they are legally obligated to ensure the safety of your coworkers.
  2. Take regular breaks: A quick power nap can prevent work-related injuries or illnesses from when you’re feeling burned out from overworking. Most jobs provide employees with lunch and quick 15-minute breaks, so be sure to take your regular break to help you stay alert on the job when you’re feeling tired.
  3. Use equipment properly: Improper use of equipment is one of the leading causes of workplace injuries. Make sure you’re using the provided tools correctly to reduce your chances of workplace injury.  Depending upon your job, be sure to utilize equipment such as full-face masks, earplugs, hard hats, safety googles, and gloves, for safety measures.
  4. Stay sober: When a worker’s ability to exercise sound judgement, motor skills, or concentration is compromised, this can lead to minor injuries and even fatalities. Many employers require annual drug screenings to ensure the safety of their employees as well as identify those with substance abuse.  Keep your health and the safety of your coworkers in mind and stay alert on the job.

 

At AFC Urgent Care Southcenter, we partner with a number of business to ensure the safety of your workplace.  Some of the occupational health services we provide include:

Our walk-in urgent care center is open seven days a week for your medical needs.  For more information about our occupational health services, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at 425-291-3300.