After administering basic first aid, the AmCare first-aid centres located within Amazon warehouses in San Francisco appear to instruct injured workers to return to their duties. According to Wired, the company appears to be putting them at risk of further harm by returning them to work rather than requiring them to seek medical attention.
This system used by Amazon may jeopardise employee safety because it encourages injured workers to continue working rather than directing them to proper medical treatment. This was allegedly revealed by the on-site medical representatives (OMRs), which are the emergency medical technicians in charge of directing employees to medical care within the company.
According to the report, AmCare personnel lack the expertise to diagnose and treat injuries. Their only responsibility is to provide basic first aid.
Amazon, on the other hand, maintains that the company does not attempt to conceal workplace injuries and disagrees with everything in the report, calling the allegations ‘untrue.’ According to reports, Amazon has already received three OSHA citations for mishandling medical cases and putting employees in danger.