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Tips for getting your employee back to work safely

William Moraw William Moraw , 8/28/2014
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When you get your employee back to work after an injury everyone benefits. The employee has less stress from financial and job worries, they maintain their job skills and their recovery time may be shortened. It also alleviates depression that can accompany an extended period of inactivity. You should get your employee back to work but safety must be a priority. These tips will help. Communication is Key -- An employee who is off work for an extended period of time can become disconnected from their employer. It is important that the supervisor or a contact from your company maintain positive communication onWorkers a regular basis. Keep them Connected -- Ask the employee about things they may need when they return to work that would make their transition back to work easier. Talk about possible part time or a telework schedule as a temporary solution to get the employee back to work. Check on the Employee Regularly -- Once the employee is back at work, communicate with them regularly by phone, email and face to face. Get feedback on how they are transitioning, what needs they may have and any accommodations they might require. Communicate with the Doctor -- Your employee's doctor is required to send you a Work Status Report (DWC Form-073) after the initial visit with the employee. Subsequent visits will be documented and you will receive reports periodically. The purpose of this is to keep you abreast of the employee's progress as well as the extent of the injuries. Find Work Assignments the Employee can do -- Section IV of the Work Status Report details what the employee is able to do. See if anything on the task analysis lines up with any portion of their regular work. If they can still perform any portion then talk to the doctor and employee about returning to work on a partial duty restriction. Monitor Closely -- The last thing you want is a secondary injury occurring because the employee pushed too hard or tried to do too much. Monitor not only their work and production but also make sure they are following any orders or restrictions the doctor has assigned. A transition back to work is good for all involved but you can't rush it. Be smart about it; maintain communication and follow doctor's orders and you will have your employee back on full duty in no time. Content provided by Transformer Marketing. Sources: