I’m possibly facing an uphill battle here – how in the world will I convince public entity risk managers that their internally driven unemployment activity is a part and parcel component of the larger risk management function?
From a risk management perspective, patient handling injuries to first responders remain a frequent and severe source of loss and expense to public entities. This reality is indicative of the need for cultural changes that will result in first responders consistently using body mechanics and equipment properly; even in the heat of the moment. Bryan Fass from Fit Responder offers additional insight:
There are five important steps that should be taken prior to the start of a project, which will help determine the “best fit” insurance program. While these steps are most often applied to large complex projects, following the general procedures can be very helpful in designing cost effective insurance for projects of all sizes.
Sometimes the effectiveness of a drug depends on how our bodies process it. A lot of drugs are inactive until our liver enzymes transform them into an active form. Opioids (Vicodin, Percocet, OxyContin) work in this manner. Someone whose body has little or no ability to process opioids into their active form receives very little or no pain relief. They are also more likely to take a higher dose than was prescribed in their quest for pain management.