Facilitating a safe return to work

quote about returning to work -I got to learn how other departments run and gained computer skills. It was a lot easier on my body to work back into things slowly. Dan Waters, mason, construction services

Return to Work programs help employees safely return to work following illness or injury. Return to Work also benefits the employer, by helping to increase productivity, reduce costs and support the recovery of ill or injured staff members.

Working together, WorkConnections and University/UMHS Human Resources can help staff members get back to productive work by working with departments to identify transitional assignments that can be done with temporary medical restrictions.  Early return to work is encouraged in all areas, and many areas without formalized programs already work with their staff on transitional solutions until a full recovery is made.