By Debra Spamer, vice president of business development
Unions — in some sense— have existed since our nation’s birth.
Throughout the years, groups have organized workers to advocate for better wages, benefits, and employment conditions.
As an employer, unions want to ensure that you’re taking care of union workers. And union workers want to make sure they receive this care from you.
An easy and effective way to do this? Give union workers access to nurse triage. Here’s why:
It’s a given that unions and union workers want employers to provide safe work environments.
Even though you may put several precautionary measures in place to protect workers, accidents can and will happen. And when they do, nurse triage gets workers the care they need. Right away. In addition, employers get immediate information about any risk in order to keep others from getting hurt.
Access to Experts
In workplaces without access to nurse triage, supervisors are usually the decision-makers when injuries occur.
They’re often left wondering what to do. Should they send injured workers home? Or to the doctor? Maybe they even need to go to the hospital?
Most supervisors, erring on the side of caution, send injured workers to the emergency room. But if workers’ injuries only warrant urgent care visits or even just self-care advice, they’ve wasted hours of their time sitting in emergency rooms.
Even worse, supervisors may not realize the severity of some injuries; instructing workers to stay on the job and not seek any medical assistance. These workers are left suffering with injuries susceptible to worsening.
When union workers have access to nurse triage, they have access to a medical professional. A medical professional who can direct them to the appropriate levels of care. Who can provide them with valuable self-care advice. Who can make sure they get the attention they need.
Protect Your Employees with Timely Reports
When injury reports are delayed, or even not submitted at all, it’s hard to learn how to improve the safety of your workplace. Other workers are left at risk of these injuries that could have been prevented. But if you’re aware of what led up to these injuries, you can put true precautionary measures in place to protect your workers.
Nurse triage provides your employees with a simple, straight-forward process to not only get them the care they need, but also provide the reports you both need.
When an injured worker contacts a triage nurse, everything about their injury incident (who witnessed it, what happened, when and where it occurred, etc.) is recorded so that you can make sure other workers are protected from similar incidents.
It’s On the Record
And when union workers have their injuries recorded, they have their rights protected. They can take comfort in knowing that they went through the correct channels to make their injury reports. And that their interactions are documented.
If workers’ injuries become claims, both you and your injured employees can take comfort in knowing that you have all the information you need to properly address these claims.
This protects your workers’ rights and, in doing so, your company’s reputation.
When injuries are promptly and properly addressed with nurse triage, you’ll find your claims drop by 20% and your costs reduced by 30%.
No longer will you waste money on unnecessary ER visits or lose valuable labor. Funds that would otherwise be wasted on costly claims can be redirected into areas which will help workers.
You can invest in the future of your company and your employees.
By embracing services like nurse triage for union workers, you can show unions that their workers are protected.
Wondering how nurse triage can make a positive impact on your workplace? We’ll show you. Call 888-817-9282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.