The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has produced two guides, free of charge, which you may find useful. One is a return-to-work guide, and the other offers direction on setting up participatory ergonomics programs.
These guides are available at www.iwh.on.ca Both guides are based on research conducted at IWH.
Red Flags/Green Lights: A Guide to Identifying and Solving Return-to-Work Problems presents warning signs and helpful practices to help foster return to work in situations where an injured worker's recovery is not proceeding as expected. Targeted at anyone involved in the RTW process, it is available at: www.iwh.on.ca/rtw-problems-guide
Reducing MSD Hazards in the Workplace: A Guide to Successful Participatory Ergonomics Programs outlines six key steps that contribute to the success of a participatory ergonomics (PE) program in a workplace. PE can help reduce low-back injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), resulting in fewer workers' compensation claims and lost days from work. For a copy of this booklet, visit: www.iwh.on.ca/pe-guide
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The Institute for Work & Health is a Canadian not-for-profit research organization whose mission is to conduct and share research that protects and improves the health of working people and is valued by policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians, and health & safety professionals.