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Modified duty is one of the most important programs any employer can have. A modified duty program is a proactive approach to returning injured employees to a safe and productive work environment after they have suffered a work-related injury or illness.
Although injured employees may be unable to perform their regular jobs, they can often do different work while recovering fully from injuries. This program provides temporary alternatives for employees who have suffered a work-related injury or illness that is consistent with the medical restrictions prescribed by their treating physician.
According to Jeff Sugar, DO, MPH, Sharp Rees-Stealy Occupational Health, “Injured workers tend to recover faster when they participate in modified duty. A modified duty program can also have a positive impact on employee morale for both the injured worker and their co-workers.”
Benefits of Modified Duty Program
Both employers and employees reaped benefits from return to work programs:
As an employer, here are some things you need to consider: