Edward Ballo has worked closely with multiple on-site and off-site occupational safety and health medical clinics. The primary focus was to give the patient (the employee) the medical attention and care needed to ensure the highest level of health. Edward interfaced with the medical professionals relative to incident case management and to also garner their input relative to safety and health concerns, both proactively and reactively, in the plant.
Additionally, Edward has worked closely with patients, medical professionals, human resources and business professionals to return the well employees back to work. Depending on the company, Edward has supported using the on-site medical clinics for non-occupational injury and illness support. This not only helped to build morale but it also had less impact on the employee’s schedule and they were allowed to perform more of their assigned tasks at work. Edward was also responsible for medical clinics. He budgeted for contract labor (physicians, nurses and medical assistance), supplies and space. Edward also made staffing decisions for the clinics and dealt with clinic hours of operations and he acted as the primary messenger to company leadership relative to an on-site injury or illness.
Additionally, Edward leveraged the relationship of company physicians for referrals to specialists. Based on the medical professional’s in-depth knowledge of plant operations and the injury or illness sustained by the employee, in many cases, they were allowed to return to work in a very timely manner. An example of a EHS team working together with employees is when a large manufacturing and testing site went over 10 million hours without a lost work day.
For clinic effectiveness at your safety and health medical clinics, contact Edward Ballo with e3s Consulting.