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Supporting Stay at Work when Individuals are Ill or Injured or Distressed

September 12, 2019
10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
60 Minutes
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This webinar will help the Human Resources professional, disability manager and manager to understand how to support an employee when they have experienced an injury of illness.

Staying at work is one of the healthiest tools to support recovery from injury or illness if the work is healthy. This webinar will cover all of the legal, business and evidence to support an employee at work.

You will learn how to identify when someone is struggling.
How to have the conversation to offer support and stay at work options.
How to get the right information from the health care providers, employee and support systems in your company to keep the employee at work.
How to manage workload, coworker concerns, accommodation, ADA or Human Rights, and how to ensure that your employee is safe to continue to perform the role.

We will cover the three levels of disability management that every employer should be considering in stay at work and return to work and how to manage your productivity with the employee's capabilities.

Why should you Attend: Once someone is away from work you have 12 weeks before you lose 50% probability of getting an employee back into the workplace. Most individuals do not need to be off work if they have the correct work adjustments.

Do you know how much money it costs you when someone is off work? Do you know that most employees want to remain at work while they recover but they do not have the offer of modified work?

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Understand the business case for stay at work
  • What are the three levels of disability management
  • What are the legal, financial and business reasons for stay at work support in your organization?
  • How can you sell the stay at work for both occupational and non occupational conditions to your managers?
  • This webinar will review the medical guidelines and health practitioner policies that support stay at work
  • Do you know what you can ask and not to ask? How can you offer the right work adjustments ? What should you ask and communicate to the physician to facilitate stay at work?
  • How to develop a safe and supportive stay at work plan

Who Will Benefit:
  • HR
  • H&S
  • Managers
  • Disability Managers
  • Insurers
  • Workers Compensation Support
  • Return to Work Coordinators
  • Health Care Providers

Nancy J. Gowan, B.H.Sc. (O.T.), O.T. Reg. (Ont.), CDMP President, Gowan Health Consultants and Gowan Consulting

she is a registered Occupational Therapist and Certified Disability Management Professional with experience working in industrial rehabilitation, accommodation and stay at work planning. She is the owner of a national health and disability management company offering support across Canada and now into the US. Over the past 30 years, she has worked in partnership with employers, employees and unions to develop customized strategies that improve employee success and productivity. She has presented at national and international forums on accommodation and disability management and regularly contributes to disability management education through workshops and training programs as well as online newsletters.

Among her many publications, dating back to 1990, Nancy coauthored a chapter on “Ergonomics in Disability Management” in Ergonomics for Therapists, 3rd edition, 2007. She has written the “Human Resource Managers Guide to Managing Disability in the Workplace” with Carswell, Thomson Reuter’s first edition published in 2010 and second edition published in 2016.

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