Managing RTW and Vocational Recovery Outcomes

One Day Course | 6.5 Hours

March 19, 2020 | WSIA Office, Olympia
Cost: $225 Members, $375 Non-Members

Level: Intermediate
Issues Covered: Medical, Compensation, Work Disability Prevention
Faculty Includes: Cory Turner, CRC | Julie Busch, MS, CDMS | Ryan Guppy, CDMS | Lloyd Brooks, WWCP

The fifth step in our IIU's comprehensive, goal-oriented workers' compensation curriculum, this full-day workshop builds on the principles in prior introductory and intermediate trainings and focuses on the early return-to-work process, preventing work disability, and facilitating quality vocational recovery outcomes for workers. Students are given sample scenarios with designated classroom time for independent and group study exercises.

Topics Covered

  • Return-to-Work Purpose and Procedures
  • Light, Modified and Transitional Duty RTW
  • Return-to-Work Priorities
  • Employment Law and Regulation Affecting Return-to-Work
    • ADA Title 1, ADAAA
    • Washington State Law against Discrimination
    • Family and Medical Leave Act
    • Washington Family Leave Insurance
    • Collective Bargaining Agreements
    • Terminations
    • Voluntary Retirement
    • Lay Offs            
  • Communication with workers and other system participants
  • Worker Rights and Responsibilities
  • Job Modification and Permanent Accommodation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Vocational Determination Process
  • Employability Assessments
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Plan Development Services
  • Pensions

Attendees take both a pre and post-class quiz as a learning exercise and to measure the effectiveness of the instruction provided.

Pre-class Self-Study Reading Assignments:
Chapter 1-8: Return to Work
Chapter 1-9: Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter CM6: Return to Work and Transitional Duty
Chapter CM7: Vocational Rehabilitation

Cancellation Information

A cancellation fee of $75 will be charged for cancellations received by March 12, 2020. This is to offset the cost of the room rental, reserved meals, and conference material production.

No credit will be given for cancellations made after March 12, 2020.