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Published on February 4, 2008

Author: Raulo

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Slide1:  …What it Means to You What is Return to Work?:  What is Return to Work? Your trained and experienced employee continues to do meaningful work for your business while recovering. Are YOU ready?:  Are YOU ready? More injured employees will be released to work, before they are 100% recovered. Why RTW Is Important to Employers:  Why RTW Is Important to Employers Maintain trained workforce Manage absences Pay wages for beneficial work Reduce related business costs Why RTW is Important to Employees:  Why RTW is Important to Employees Retain employment related benefits Retain job skills Avoid secondary complications Prevent de-conditioning Consequences of Lost Time :  Consequences of Lost Time Social isolation Financial burdens More medical care RTW: A Shared Responsibility:  RTW: A Shared Responsibility Employer Employee Health care providers Adjuster/Carrier RTW Success Basics:  RTW Success Basics Commitment Education Communication Commitment: Changing Everyone’s Expectations:  Commitment: Changing Everyone’s Expectations Written policy Consistency Safety & prevention Training Accountability Education: Remove the Surprises!:  Education: Remove the Surprises! What to do What to expect Communication: Its Good for the Soul:  Communication: Its Good for the Soul Employer Contact Employee Treating Doctor Adjuster Case Manager Finding Appropriate Work: Easier Than You Think!:  Finding Appropriate Work: Easier Than You Think! Tasks - Functions - Duties Where to Look:  Where to Look Employee’s regular job Trade jobs & cross train Fill in for absences What needs to be done Part time & reduced capacity Identifying Work Assignments :  Identifying Work Assignments Medically appropriate Productive Permanent changes Temporary and/or transitional FMLA and ADA considerations Non Medical Issues Contribute to Lost Time:  Non Medical Issues Contribute to Lost Time Family issues Money issues Fear of re-injury We’re from the Government and We’re Here to Help You, Really!:  We’re from the Government and We’re Here to Help You, Really! Education Safety & Prevention TWC & DARS initiatives $$$$mall Employer Pilot Program The Bottom Line Is…:  The Bottom Line Is… The longer your employee is away from work, the more it costs you and the worse it is for your injured employee

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