Many manufacturing plants do not have on-site medical support for their employees. However, this does not mean that this isn't something that you should look into providing on-site in your own facility. Offering workplace medical on-site support for employees might be something to consider fitting into your manufacturing plant's budget for these reasons and more.
Accidents Can and Do Happen
First of all, you are probably well aware of the fact that accidents and injuries can and do happen in manufacturing plants all the time. Of course, there are a variety of things that you can do to prevent accidents and injuries, such as by choosing equipment with appropriate safety features, properly training your employees to use equipment properly and to work safely, and providing employees with proper safety equipment.
Despite your best efforts, however, there is still a chance that an accident can happen. Having nurses and other medical professionals and their gear on-site can help you ensure that you are prepared to deal with all sorts of injuries and accidents that might happen in your facility.
Sometimes Employees Get Sick
Although you might assume that the primary job that a workplace medical on-site support service will provide at your facility is assistance with accident-related injuries that happen in the workplace, you should know that these professionals can help with other things, too. For example, sometimes, employees get sick, and they might need assistance. The trained medical professionals who will be working on-site at your manufacturing facility will have the proper training to help employees who might get sick while they are at work or who might show up at work with symptoms of some type of illness.
Performing Drug Testing May Be An Option
You might perform drug screens on the people who come to work at your place of business, but you might normally send those applicants and employees off-site to a lab for this type of testing. Depending on the team that you hire for medical on-site support, you may be able to perform on-site drug testing, which can be cheaper and can give you results more quickly.
Providing Care Is a Great Perk
As mentioned above, accidents and illnesses can and do happen when you have a lot of employees in your manufacturing plant. Being able to provide care for your employees on-site can be a great perk for your employees, so this gives your employees yet another reason to continue working for your company. Plus, you may be able to reduce liability for workplace injuries if you have medical professionals on-site who can provide care, and you can help guarantee the best possible outcome for any employees who are injured on the job.
To learn more, contact a company like Chiron Safety Group.