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Developing a Return-to-Work Program

by | May 20, 2022

Create Light Duty for a Workers Compensation Claim.

Challenge

Wages are always a challenge when developing this program.

Implementation

Define the light duty task, write a complete job description. Be specific and list all job functions, including lifting and the weight associated with it as well as reduced wages. Consider the time frame, i.e. Light Duty position will be available for 30 days then will be re-evaluated by Human Resources.

Solution

Providing light duty position allows injured worker to return to employment.

Results

Having a written program will enforce your commitment to your employees as well as provide the treating physician guidelines on what the employee will be doing.

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Kimberly Oakley-Brown

Kimberly Oakley-Brown

CFO Partner

​Accomplished Risk Management professional, with proven skills to identify, communicate, and execute new opportunities as well as provide leadership to teams on the execution of an implementation.