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Provider bats .1000 with safety initiative

January 29, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

APPLETON, Wis. - Members of ThedaCare at Home's distribution team start each day with morning stretches, part of an initiative to reduce workplace injuries. “It's truly a quantum change in the culture of the organization to focus on safety,” said Randy Lutz, manager of HME operations and support services. “With our delivery service techs, the bio med team, the shipping and receiving employees, we saw three or four injuries a year. We put a stake in the ground." The...

Delivery, Home Medical Equipment (HME), thedacare, Workers' Compensation, workplace safety

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Workplace safety: Deal with the aftermath

October 23, 2012Joe Rosner

Q. What should I do after violence happens in my DME business?A. Important as it is to have policies and procedures for workplace violence prevention, your business should be equally prepared to deal with the aftermath of such incidents. Getting the operational side of the business back up to speed is important. However, just as important is dealing with impact on your personnel and fallout from third parties.First and foremost is helping employees who were victims. Being supportive is not only the...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), workplace safety, workplace violence

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