On-Site Consultation Program helps reduce injuries and illness in NY Facility

On-site Consultation Program leads to decline in injury and illness rates at New York residential healthcare facility
On-site Consultation Program
After seeing a spike in workplace injuries, Elderwood Health Care at Wedgewood turned to OSHA for help to reduce injuries among its 160 healthcare workers. The residential facility in Amherst, N.Y., provides long-term nursing and rehabilitation services and care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory-impairing disorders. Elderwood worked with the state's on-site consultation program to identify and correct hazards and improve its safety and health program. After asking OSHA for assistance, the facility saw a 66 percent reduction in worker injury and illness cases.
OSHA's On-site Consultation Program offers free and confidential advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. As part of OSHA's On-site Consultation Program, highly qualified safety and health professionals from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs.

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