Keeping Workers' Comp Injuries From Becoming Permanent Vacations

Keeping Workers' Comp Injuries From Becoming Permanent VacationsThe statistics are astounding regarding the correlation between minimal lost work time vs. an employee's full return to work or even returning to work at all.

According to The American Occupational Medical Association, there are many benefits to both employee and employer that result from implementing effective Return to Work Programs (RTWP).

For the employee, early return to work enhances psychological and physical recovery, enabling the employee to continue a productive life. For the employer, early return to work reduces costs of replacing the employee, overtime, loss of production/related costs, and improves workplace morale.

Early return to work also reduces medical costs and as such may result in lowering Worker's Compensation premiums.

Learning Objectives:

Establishing a Return To Work Program that creates the opportunity to return employees to their original jobs in the least time necessary. By attending this training session you will learn:

  • The elements of a successful Return To Work Program
  • A system for accurate, factual, and prompt reporting of injuries
  • Who does what to assure that employees get prompt and appropriate medical treatment
  • Working within restrictions and modified jobs
  • Working with permanent restrictions and accommodating disabilities caused by occupational injuries
  • How the FMLA matters in WC injuries
  • Assisting an employee who just does not seem to want to return to work
  • How to tell the difference between not wanting to return to work vs. truly not being able to return
  • How everyone - not just HR or Safety - needs to do their part to assist the employee returning to the workplace 5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 228 Alpharetta, GA 30022 678-366-3959