TRANSPORTATION

Are you concerned about your employees’ occupational safety and health in your transport business? Axiom Medical is here to help.

Axiom Medical’s single-solution occupational health program is designed for your Transportation Industry Injury Management and Employee healthcare journey. From DOT physicals to drug and alcohol testing, our workplace healthcare solutions offer a full range of services to keep your workforce and workplace safe.

The most significant hazard in the transport industry is driving, although exposure to dangerous chemicals and machinery hazards are also very prevalent. Due to the businesses’ nature, employees are at risk of hazardous accidents due to heavy machinery operations, dangerous chemical handling, and workplace accidents. However, more than any of this, driving is a major hazard.

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The Trucking Industry – Why It’s a Major Hazard?

Year after year, transportation employers report many workplace injuries and fatalities. Due to the high volume of driving in such occupations, road accidents account for a disproportionate number of on-the-job injuries and deaths. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers reported the most occupational injuries. Even outside the transportation industry’s driving jobs, incidents such as heavy machinery and shipment transfers, exposure to chemicals, and falls remain top causes of workplace deaths.

Regardless of the size of the transport business, employers must pay attention to their employees and workplace safety. Workplace incidents not only cost employers both time and money, but also lead to higher OSHA recordables, insurance claims, property damage, and productivity loss. In addition, employers may also deal with workers’ comp claims and legal issues after such reported injury claim events.

Injuries and Fatalities in the Transportation Industry:

Apart from the motor vehicle crashes, the transport industry employees are three times more likely to get injured due to slips, trips, falls, and overexertion. The primary cause of injury among truck drivers and other employees include:

 

  • Heavy lifting
  • Getting into and out of a vehicle
  • Pushing and pulling a container
  • Loading and unloading a truck
  • Sprain due to prolonged sitting while driving

Axiom Medical Injury Case Management:

To help employers and employees in the transport industry, Axiom Medical offers injury case management services with immediate injury assessment, following an incident. Our injury case management team also recommends appropriate treatment based on your employee’s conditions.

Our approach focuses on:

  • Avoiding or minimizing production lost time
  • Lower healthcare spending
  • Network healthcare provider oversight
  • Maintaining legal compliance
  • Minimizing OSHA recordable outcomes

Axiom Medical DOT Physicals:

As per the Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements, employees operating motor vehicles as a part of their job duties must undergo physical exams to obtain or maintain their commercial driving license. Axiom Medical offers DOT physicals for both DOT and non-DOT employees in the transport industry.

Our program ensures:

  • Employees are physically fit to accomplish their work
  • Employees do not have physical conditions, which could affect driving performance
  • Physical examinations performed by licensed FMCSA medical examiners at a healthcare facility
  • Review of all exam reports by licensed healthcare practitioners

Our DOT Physical highlights are:

 

  • Annual OSHA Compliance
  • Baseline Pre-employment Exams
  • HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste
  • Operator Emergency Response) Exams
  • PHMSA – Pipeline and Hazardous
  • Materials Safety Administration
  • FAA – Federal Aviation Administration
  • USCG – United States Coast Guard
  • FRA – Federal Railroad Administration
  • FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Suggestions For Employers in Transportation Industry:

What should employers do to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities? Employers in the transportation sector may want to create and implement a workplace wellness program to identify and address hazards. Such a program should help with:

  • Identifying hazard areas in the workplace
  • Providing first aid to employees who experience minor injuries
  • Performing mandatory tests and physical exams, as required by the federal government
  • Educating employees to avoid workplace hazards
  • Risk assessment to keep work areas well-lit, preventing slips, trips, and falls

Partnering with a third-party employee occupational health service provider will help employers develop and implement a strategy-based action plan for workplace and workforce safety.

INJURY CASE MANAGEMENT

With Axiom Injury Case Management, there is no waiting at an ER or clinic and 24/7 access to quality care.

24/7 NURSE TRIAGE

Axiom Medical’s 24/7 Nurse Triage delivers quick first-aid measures via a telephonic conversation with appropriate treatment recommendations for your injured employees.

INJURY REPORTING

Axiom Medical’s Injury Reporting offers a quick and easy platform for your employees to report injuries and get immediate access to first-aid care.

Axiom Medical Can Help!

Create a safe workplace for your workforce in the transportation business. Partner with Axiom Medical and start by implementing practices focusing on workplace hazard identification and risk mitigation. Some of the main focus of Axiom Medical’s industry-specific program includes accident prevention with employee testing, workplace infection control programs (COVID-19 and other infectious diseases), and employee vaccination. Axiom Medical also offers drug screening services to help companies in the transportation industry with compliance program implementation to reduce workplace risks.

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They Said It!

I believe with confidence that we are reaching all of our expected goals by bringing Axiom on as an outsourced case management solution.

Axiom has helped us closely monitor the injured employee’s progress through the medical treatment process. Early treatment has kept our employees at work when in the past they would have likely taken time off or been placed off by a physician.

I recommend Axiom because their Nurse Case Management Team is their biggest asset. They are accessible, give great reports and are responsive to our needs.

RUSS MILLER

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