Top Tip for Trauma Treatment
Through the administration of psychological first aid, OH professionals can actively help people to overcome the impact of a critical incident, says Mandy Rutter.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, 4.4 million working days were lost due to workplace injuries in the UK during 2011 and 171 individuals died as a result of workplace accidents. However these rates are comparatively low when measured against other European countries. You don't have to work in the emergency services to be exposed to trauma at work. Assisting a colleague who is suffering a heart attack, being subjected to a violent customer outburst, or even witnessing such things happening can precipitate serious psychological distress.