Managing RTW and Vocational Recovery Outcomes

NOTE: Due to public health requirements and precautions related to COVID-19, this course will occur either exclusively or primarily online with the potential for limited in-person attendance at the WSIA Office depending upon safety requirements at the time. Registrants will be kept advised of the options as they become available.   

One Day Course | 6.5 Hours

On-Demand | Recorded March 25, 2021
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