Dentists workers comp claims are more common than you might think. Workers compensation covers not only traumatic injuries on the job but also stress-related injuries from repetitive use, particularly of the hands and wrists. The question of whether or not the injury resulted from work can sometimes be a difficult one to resolve. It is best to try to avoid the need for a claim to be filed by trying to prevent injuries in the first place.
Vet Candidates Before Hiring
During the interview process, verify that the candidate is physically capable of executing the responsibilities required for the position. A background check should be included as part of this verification process.
Keep Your Office OSHA Compliant
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that sets standards for safe working conditions. In order to be OSHA compliant, your office must meet or exceed these standards of safety.
Make Employees Aware of Safety Concerns
OSHA-compliant safety requirements should be prominently displayed within the office, and employees should be regularly trained in the assessment of potential workplace hazards and the correct use of equipment.
Workers’ compensation insurance is expensive, but minimizing dentists workers comp claims will help to keep costs down. Not only that, but it will help to keep your office healthy and productive.