Transitional Work Program Development
What is a Transitional Work Program?
A transitional work program includes employee and/or union support, policies and procedures, management, supervisor and staff training, preferred community health-care providers and program improvement. The program may involve strategies, such as purchasing tools and equipment, modifying the work area, adjusting job tasks or allowing employees to work part time. Employers can help by opening the channels of communication among the employee, the doctor, the employee’s immediate supervisor, and the insurer and the third party administrator. This increases the odds the worker will stay connected to the job and recover more quickly.