Through its special health information services for businesses, the Illinois Poison Center provides exposure management and treatment recommendations to both employees of a business and its customers via telephone 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
How it works:
By contracting with the IPC, businesses provide their customers and employees access to free health information services regarding their products. The company provides the poison center information regarding the contents/ingredients of their products covered by the contract (this can be in the form of an SDS or other written document). The IPC then assigns the company a dedicated helpline number for these products. When an incident with a product occurs, employees and customers can call the helpline to get free treatment advice regarding the exposure. Every call is handled by specially trained physicians, pharmacists, nurses or other poison specialists.
The company is responsible for publicizing this number to its employees and/or customers.
What services are provided:
Why contract with the IPC?
It takes many resources to staff a 24 hour hotline to provide health information services. By contracting with the IPC, companies save staff time and money.
Companies will be able to identify any problems associated with certain products and take the necessary steps to solve them.
The Illinois Poison Center specialists are trained experts in toxicology. All questions regarding a product will be answered in a timely and efficient manner.
Employees and customers will know that safety is a leading priority for the company.
To contract with the IPC, or for more information on services for product manufacturers, please contact Carol DesLauriers, Director at 312-906-6188 or email@example.com.