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Workers' Comp Spotlight: Transitional Return to Work Program Webinar

Posted by Kayla Eggert, AINS, ARM on Oct 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM

If an employee is injured at work and cannot return to his/her own job right away, sometimes the employee can do another job or part of their own job while they heal. Many organizations, however, question whether bringing back a worker during this time is beneficial and, if it is, what’s the best way to do it. A webinar from our work comp experts lays out how beneficial a transitional return-to-work program can be for your organization and for injured employees.

Developing a transitional return-to-work program can eliminate questions of how to handle injured workers who come back with restrictions. It also helps an organization limit their work comp costs. Injured employees benefit because they remain connected to their workplace which can speed up their healing.

Check out our webinar for lots of great information about how to create and implement a transitional return-to-work program.

Webinar Key Points

1:05-What is transitional return to work (TRTW)?

3:36- Employee benefits of TRTW: Maintain full earning capacity, maintain benefits accrual, keeps employees engaged with supervisors and work

4:25-Employer benefits of TRTW: Enhances communication, reduces productivity loss, reduces cost of injuries, reduces WC premium costs long-term

22:10-Psychosocial factors that impact TRTW

28:27-Roles and responsibilities in TRTW program: For employers, managers, and employees

39:26-Identifying TRTW tasks: Be creative, find meaningful work within restrictions

43:38-List of TRTW task examples

Topics: Workers' Compensation

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