MHCC Psychological Injury Management Guide (PIMG)

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4.1: Responsibilities

4.1.1: Overview

In this section, you will find:

  • why it is important to manage return-to-work
  • the potential impacts of time off work due to workplace injury
  • an overview of RTW Programs, stakeholders and RTW plans
  • a flow chart of the overall RTW process and RTW preparation / planning
  • strategies for managing injured workers during the RTW process
    • overall
    • immediately after injury
    • during injury recovery (including early screening)
    • suitable duties, finalising the RTW plan, and having an "immediate" RTW norm
    • rehabilitation meetings
    • training the injured worker for another job
  • resources such as:
    • Identifying RTW risks
    • Sample position statement (task analysed for suitable duties)
    • Suitable duties "contact card" for the employee to take to the treating doctor
    • RTW screening tool (Modified OMPQ)

Resources:

  • Why is managing return to work important?
  • What are the potential impacts of time off work due to workplace injury?
  • Return to Work Programs
  • RTW: Overall Process
  • RTW Stakeholders
  • Managing our injured workers during the RTW process
  • Improving the way RTW is managed in our workplace
  • Fostering a workplace culture which promotes early RTW
  • Wellbeing initiatives

The employer, the employee and the insurer each have certain  responsibilities with workers compensation

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