First Connect is pleased to announce a new service: Injury Nurse Triage. The service is designed to help employers make better initial treatment decisions for injured workers at the time of injury. Injured workers and their supervisors have 24/7 access to a trained registered nurse who immediately assesses the situation. Using nationally accepted guidelines, the nurse makes appropriate treatment recommendations that may include first aid, appointments with occupational medicine providers and, only when necessary, the emergency room.
Employers who use injury nurse triage have experienced up to a 40% decrease in medical costs and up to a 35% reduction in claims. The service is available to employers nationwide. Find out more about the new service here: Injury Nurse Triage and join our informational webinar on January 25 to find out more:
Injury Nurse Triage: The Missing Piece for an Effective Workers' Compensation Program.
We had such an overwhelming demand on our webinar: "Don't Get Fined: Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law and OSHA"s Position on Post Accident Testing", that we scheduled a second session. To register, click the link below and we thank you for making this course so popular!
Webinar: Don't Get Fined: Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law and OSHA's Position on Post Accident Testing
Date: Tuesday, December 20 at 1 pm
Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Click here to register for the December 20th session.
Featured Webinar Schedule:
"Don't Get Fined! Medical Marijuana in Ohio and OSHA's position on Post Accident Testing"
12/14 at 9 am or 12/20 at 1 pm
Injury Nurse Triage: The Missing Piece for an Effective Workers' Compensation Program
1/25 at 9 am
"Transitional Work Grant and Bonus Program: Right for your Company?"
2/22 at 9 am
Managing a Drug Free Workplace in a Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic
3/15 at 9 am
To register, please visit our website: Webinar Schedule
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that will establish a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers. The database will serve as a central repository containing records of violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by commercial driver’s license holders. (CDL)
Once the clearinghouse is established, motor carrier employers will be required to query the system for information concerning current or prospective employees who have unresolved violations of the federal drug and alcohol testing regulations that prohibit them from operating a commercial motor vehicle. It will also require employers and medical review officers to report drug and alcohol testing program violations.
The final rule requires motor carriers, medical review officers, third party administrators and substance abuse professionals to report information about drivers who:
Motor carriers will be required to annually search the clearinghouse for current employees and during the pre-employment process.
The national drug and alcohol clearinghouse final rule goes into effect in January 2020. To view the final rule, click here.
Webinar: "Don't Get Fined! Medical Marijuana in Ohio and OSHA's Position on Post Accident Testing" Scheduled for 12/14
OSHA's position on post accident testing could bring big fines if your company is not in compliance and Ohio's new medical marijuana law is leaving employers perplexed. Join us for a one hour webinar where we will review it all!
Seating is limited. Pre registration is required. Register here: Webinar Registration.
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