OSHA: Deficient Medical Management to Blame for Musculoskeletal Injuries

A Delaware poultry processing plant has been warned by OSHA.

Allen Harim Foods, a poultry processing plant in Harbeson, Del., has been issued a hazard alert letter by OSHA.

A number of deficiencies were identified in the facility's medical management program, including deficient staffing, inadequate supervision, lack of experience, and providers working outside their scope of practice. Inspectors also found that the employer did not refer injured workers to qualified health care providers for evaluation and treatment when appropriate and that workers were discouraged from reporting symptoms and injuries, according to OSHA's release.

"The medical management practices at this facility create an environment of fear and distrust," said Erin G. Patterson, OSHA's area director in Wilmington. "The use of the first aid station to prevent injuries from being reported as required by law undermines the purpose of on-site treatment and leaves employees at risk of further injury. Discouraging workers from reporting injuries is unacceptable."

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    When it comes to OSHA recordkeeping there are always questions regarding the requirements and in and outs. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together this page with critical information to help answer your key questions about OSHA recordkeeping.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We put together a guide that’s easy to digest so you can ensure you're complying with OSHA's training standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus