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New Site Focuses on Helping Employers Implement Workers Compensation Return to Work Programs

New Site Focuses on Helping Employers Implement Workers Compensation Return to Work Programs

ReturnToWorkResources.com provides employers with real-time injury management resources Despite the economic downturn – employees are still getting injured on the job and employers are still struggling to manage the employee post injury. One of the...
Injury Notification Policy: Part 4 – Sample Policies

Injury Notification Policy: Part 4 – Sample Policies

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Injury Notification PolicyThe following are samples of text that can be used to relay your injury notification procedure:  All injuries must be reported to Jane in the Human Resources Department immediately. She...
Injury Notification Policy – Part 3: Notification Policy

Injury Notification Policy – Part 3: Notification Policy

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Injury Notification PolicyIdentify the specific people within your organization who are responsible for the injury management process. This policy should define: Who the employee should notify when they are injured. The...
Injury Notification Policy – Part 2: Creating the Internal Notice of Injury Form

Injury Notification Policy – Part 2: Creating the Internal Notice of Injury Form

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Injury Notification PolicyYour “Internal Notice of Injury Form” should have most of the same categories as the DWC-1. In addition, it should have an area for the employee to give the specifics of how the accident...
Ohio Court Rules that Sexual Harrassment Does not Bar Workers Comp Benefits

Ohio Court Rules that Sexual Harrassment Does not Bar Workers Comp Benefits

State of Ohio ex rel. State University Cancer Research Hospital vs. Industrial Commission of Ohio Article from Business Insurance.com – Click Here to Read Complete Article COLUMBUS, Ohio—Even through a hospital worker was fired due to sexual harassment...
Seven Essential Components of a Return to Work Program

Seven Essential Components of a Return to Work Program

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Fundamentals of Creating a Written Return to Work ProgramA comprehensive return-to-work program starts long before an injury occurs. Without a clear policy, good documentation and written communication with your...
How Difficult is it to Bring an Injured Employee Back to Work?

How Difficult is it to Bring an Injured Employee Back to Work?

Statistics show that 50 percent of all injured employees return to work within ten days of their injury. A majority of those employees then return to their pre-injury job with no residual problems within thirty days. The other 50 percent attempt to circumvent...
What Contributes to Injured Employees Remaining Off Work?

What Contributes to Injured Employees Remaining Off Work?

The key component that is often missing from a company’s Injury Management Program is a written Return-to-Work Policy. Many injured employees have been released by their treating doctors to return to work but their employers are reluctant to allow them...
Definition of Return to Work Programs

Definition of Return to Work Programs

What does Return to Work Light Duty Mean? What is the definition of a return-to-work program?  A return-to-work program is designed to facilitate the return of an injured employee to work as soon as he or she is able to perform meaningful, productive...
Changing Your Perception of Workers Comp Return to Work Programs

Changing Your Perception of Workers Comp Return to Work Programs

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Communicating the Benefits of RTW ProgramsThe key reason why employers do not offer injured workers modified-duty positions is the fear of re-injury. Light duty immediately invokes negative feelings for most employers....
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