Return to Work Programs
A return to work program
features work reintegration for injured workers. These programs aim to maintain
the dignity and productivity of the employee, while assisting in his or her
The provinces set various
standards and guidelines for these programs, and provincial bodies such as WSIB
impose penalties for businesses that do not provide employees with these types
of opportunities. Return to work programs can benefit both employer and
employee, since the employer minimizes the financial and human costs of an
injury or illness by finding productive work for the injured employee. Workers
benefit by staying active and productive. This contributes to their recovery
process, as well as restoring their source of income.
Support for Small Business
While large corporations may
have human resources staff devoted to dealing with disability claims and
injured workers, smaller enterprises often struggle to manage these issues.
That's why it can be highly beneficial for small businesses to partner with medical
assessment rehabilitation organizations. These medical assessment companies have expertise in
the area of disability management, and can help you navigate the process of a return
to work situation.
Medical assessment companies offer
many other services to small business, including preventive health screening
programs, clinics, safety workshops and seminars, and Employee Assistance Plans,
which allow employees to access immediate counseling for stress-related
problems such as drug and alcohol dependency, marital discord, or grief.
Contact a medical assessment
company today, and access expertise that will benefit you and your employees.