Moving forward: Helping workers cope after they witness a serious incident
from Safety + Health Magazine
A worker sustains a severe injury in a manufacturing plant. Medical help is summoned. The job site is shut down for a time. Safety professionals – and OSHA inspectors – arrive to investigate the root causes of the incident. In each step, the response is appropriate. But the ramifications of a workplace incident extend far beyond the employee who is injured or killed. Co-workers who witness the incident may experience psychological trauma when work resumes, and distractions may open the door to subsequent incidents.
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