Occupational Health

The following information is provided to assist you in establishing an in-house medical management and treatment program and should be reviewed by a qualified physician prior implementing at your facility.

Occupational Health Illness and Injury Prevention Plans will significantly reduce workplace or improve accident prevention efforts and prevent exposure to unhealthy workplace environmental conditions

Occupational Health & First Aid Management Program

General – Occupational health concerns receive high priority. It is essential that each location be able to adequately respond to first-aid events and resolve all other occupational health problems quickly. The health and wellness of each employee is a key segment of the overall safety environment.

OSHA Requirements

OSHA requirements for medical services and first aid are found in Standard Number 1910.151 and are listed below:
• Ensure the ready availability of medical personnel for advice and consultation on matters of plant health.
• In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid.
• Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.



• Ensure there is a sufficient number of qualified first-aid providers
• Provide first aid training for all supervisors
• Offer first aid training for all employees
• Ensure first-aid and health programs are adequate
• Maintain all required records
• Ensure First-Aid supplies are always well stocked
• Conduct First Aid Training
• Administration of all medical management programs
• Administration of the Return to Work Program
• Maintain Employee Health/Medical Files
• Provide all necessary services in a courteous and professional manner
• Conduct Physical screenings
• Maintain all clinic areas clean, neat, and well stocked.
• Follow accepted medical practices and procedures.
• Adhere to all standards of the Bloodborne Pathogen Program


Treatment Records are permanent records and will be filled out for any of the following:
• All visits to the processing plant First-Aid Station w/ exception of visits for minor cuts, comfort care, etc.
• All accidents that result in any injury
• All Occupational Illnesses
• Prior to referral to any medical provider

Medical Appointment Log will be filled in when any appointment for medical treatment, evaluation, or other medical service is made for an employee.

Modified Duty Assignment forms shall be completed by {INSERT JOB TITLE} for any employee who has a condition that prevents them from conducting their normal duties. This form shall be used to notify management of the limitations of the employee. Management will assign tasks consistent with any limitations. Questions concerning the limitations are to be directed to {INSERT JOB TITLE}. {INSERT JOB TITLE} shall maintain a file for original forms. Copies shall be provided to the employee, the employee’s Supervisor and Manager.

Confidentiality: Records of all first-aid and medical events shall be kept in each individual’s medical file. All medical record information is confidential and shall not be released to third parties without written authorization by the employee involved or as authorized by law.

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