Deadly wildfires, the re-emergence of COVID-19, and the ongoing presence of on-the-job dangers…no matter how you look at it, employees are at risk. HR Mobile Services, Inc. provides an Emergency Action Plan for our clients to ensure that they have security in knowing that they are compliant. Still, it’s essential to be sure that your employees understand it and any other potential work hazards in an emergency.
For any unfamiliar employers, the Emergency Action Plan is a program required by OSHA standards to help facilitate and organize employee actions during workplace emergencies. But even if you currently don’t have one in place, a clear and direct plan on how to respond to emergencies is essential. Review what is now in place and be sure that your employees are trained on how to react. Ensure that all employees have gone through the proper onboarding process and have provided emergency contact information to be accounted for in case of separation. If you have employees certified in life-saving procedures like CPR, that information also needs to be documented.
Preserving the scene is crucial if there is any damage to your property or equipment after a natural disaster or other crisis. Make sure to take as many pictures and avoid disturbing the area or potential debris as much as possible. Details that seem as trivial as the time of day could be vital, especially if an employee injury occurred in the process. A disorganized effort could be costly.
In situations involving COVID-19, it’s vital to identify if a case originated at work and if they’ve been in contact with other individuals in the workplace. If a positive case is determined, get in touch with us on the next steps. Make sure to gather dates and times when and where the person was exposed.
Whether it’s injury, emergency, or illness, we are here for our clients when they need us. Contact your workplace compensation team at HR Mobile Services, Inc. at 877-734-7677 to get started on your claims process.