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Statistics and info for medical coverage

At 911 Industrial Response Ltd. we pride ourselves on our professionalism and our ability to provide quality medical coverage when you need it most.

In 2013, 188 Albertans were killed on the job. That is more than 3 people killed per work week. On top of that thousands were injured, hundreds daily. Accidental injuries are the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.

It has been proven that trained medical coverage on location, with the ability to respond and treat injuries immediately prevents further injury or loss, promotes recovery, reduces severity, decreases down time, decreases number of loss time injuries, decreases length of loss time injuries and decreases fatalities.

Industry trends have moved towards oil companies choosing to provide medical coverage on remote sites based on the 40 minute rule*. With trends in place, precedent has been set for companies to provide medical coverage on location. Should a fatality occur, the question may arise “Where was the medical coverage?” The 40 minute rule accounts for the “Golden Hour” of first response to minimize impact on the patient.

When looking at travel time to a location a person needs to reasonably take into consideration any possible delays such as railroad tracks (industry practice adds 20 mins for each crossing), muddy conditions, road access, construction etc. Consideration must also be given to the fact that the large majority of municipal ambulances responding will be two wheel drive and not necessarily able to access all locations.

Injuries and fatalities in industry have a high price to pay by everyone. The individuals in the field and the companies operating out there all have a commitment to safety. Bottom line is medical coverage on location does not only save lives, reduce injury and promote recovery, it saves time and money. Safety is not an expense, it`s an investment.

911 Industrial Response Ltd. provides quality medical coverage for industry on remote sites. Our people are highly trained and registered with the province of Alberta and British Columbia to provide professional medical coverage on your location when it matters most. Contact us for more information.

* The 40 minute rule is that all high hazard industrial sites that are further than 40 minutes from a hospital for a two wheel drive ambulance to respond to location are required to have a means of transportation for the workers that is clean, warm and dry, fits a stretcher and has a means of communication.