Tips for Increasing Workplace Safety

June 6, 2019 9:00 am

Whether you are a small service provider or a more extensive Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance, and Managed Care provider, ensuring that all caregivers are educated on the most current safety compliance measures is vital. It ensures the safety of both clients and caregivers.

In honor of June being known as National Safety Month, below are some tips for increasing workplace safety and staying safe this summer.

  1. Make sure your employees are trained.
  2. Communicate reminders and expectations frequently.
  3. Allow for transparency between caregivers and leadership.
  4. Communicate proactive measures for unique summer risks.

How DCI Can Ensure Safety Compliance

  1. Training
    • The DCI Training Module ensures safety compliance by giving you access to safety training courses that are matched according to your client’s needs. As a caregiver, this is a valuable resource that you will utilize time and again. As a supervisor, you can see and verify the status of each caregiver and the training they’ve completed.
  2. Communication
    • Keeping an open line between caregivers and leadership can is made possible through:
      • Alerts for new messages, a schedule being published, training compliance, and more.
      • New Posts feature within DCI to ensure information is seen directly on the dashboard right when a user logins in.
  3. Mobility
    • The DCI mobile app adds another layer of safety and transparency by being on the move with the caregiver. If a last minute note is made for a specific appointment, urgent notes need to be communicated, or a reminder needs to be sent, it will all be accessible wherever each caregiver and supervisor are.  

Additional Workplace Safety Tips for Summer Months

And as warm weather arrives, you’ll want to be aware of summer-related health issues and how to address them. For instance:

  • Stay hydrated if you are going to be outside. Make sure you drink plenty of water instead of other beverages. Water provides a higher level of hydration than almost any other liquid.
  • Choose outdoor activities that have access to shade. If you feel like you are getting overheated, the shade will provide instant relief from the hot sun.
  • Use sunscreen. Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is water resistant, and provides a wide area of coverage. Generously apply sunscreen before heading out.
  • If you are planning on going hiking this summer, then make sure you plan your route accordingly — don’t just ‘wing it.’ Take a hard-copy map with you so that you do not have to rely on a digital map. Also, tell your family or friends where you are going so that someone is aware that you are deep in the wilderness.

The best way to stay safe on the job or outside is to utilize DCI’s software for home & work. There are several ways you can customize the software to meet your specific needs or the needs of your company. You can also stay updated on the latest safety information, as well as compliance issues affecting your industry.

Contact us today to find out more about our products and request a demo.

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