Emphasize Employee Networking

Emphasize Employee Networking

A thorough review of an injured workers’ connections in their network of family, friends, associates, etc…is one of the crucial factors to getting a job, if a return to work at the current employer is unavailable. So even after a training program, the school will give you leads, and tips. But, only your vocational counselor […]

2016 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey

2016 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey

2016 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey Executive Summary With information from over 1,100 respondents, the survey covers employer methods, challenges, and successes in the administration of all types of leaves. This year’s survey also takes a closer look at management of parental leave, family care leave, and paid sick leave as well ADA accommodations. Download […]

RTW Tip for Employers

RTW Tip for Employers

Returning employees to their jobs benefits employer and employee: As long as the job is within their physical limitations, And can begin early, during the final portion of their recovery period While employees often do not return to their regular jobs, they were able to be of value by: Mentoring junior employees Providing customer support […]

Keeping jobs after injury, illness.

Keeping jobs after injury, illness.

Let’s help Americans keep their jobs after injury, illness BY YONATAN BEN-SHALOM – 10/26/15 03:00 PM EDT 2   Millions of hard-working Americans lose their jobs every year because of injuries or illnesses, most of which are not job-related. Given that many of these workers seek public benefits, the resulting costs are steep—a critical concern […]

4 Healthy Ways to Help Promote Employee Wellness

4 Healthy Ways to Help Promote Employee Wellness

4 Healthy Ways to Help Promote Employee Wellness in Your Office Healthy employees may tend to be more positive and productive. Learn how you can help make employee wellness part of your company culture. Julie Bawden Davis Writer/Author/Publisher/Speaker, Garden Guides Press Follow FEBRUARY 10, 2017Many business owners are realizing that employee wellness can be tied to […]

Ergonomics Benefits $29.00 for Every $1.00 Spent

Ergonomics Benefits $29.00 for Every $1.00 Spent

A team of economists and ergonomists from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries evaluated data on existing ergonomics programs in the workplace. The observed average reductions Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders were: Frequency of injuries was reduced 50%, Cost of injuries was reduced 64%. Individual control measures such as lift assist devices, workstation redesign, and tool […]

Promote stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW)

Promote stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW)

Prepared for U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has a strong interest in advancing policies and programs that promote positive stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) outcomes for workers who experience an injury or illness that challenges their ability to work. Building on progress made in the previous two years, in […]

Jobless Claims in U.S. Rise to Four-Week High

Jobless Claims in U.S. Rise to Four-Week High

Per the article below, return to work services are more important. Consider doing all you can to assess your injured workers’ abilities along with ‘disabilities’ as the more you know about your employee the greater the opportunity for returning and keeping that employee. Offer free testing to the affected employee. Start the process sooner vs. […]

Benefits of RTW Return to Work Programs

Benefits of RTW Return to Work Programs

By implementing an RTW program you can: Improve morale among all employees. Gain control and increase potential for a positive resolution of the claim. Reduce or avoid temporary or permanent disability payments. Reduce medical costs. Reduce or avoid litigation. Discourage fraudulent claims. Avoid the replacement and training costs of hiring a new employee. Identify cross-training […]