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How To Secure The Benefits Of A Return To Work Program

Programs to get employees back to work after injury or illness are not always simple, but the benefits are significant for employers, employees and insurers.

Nov. 4, 2008 - PRLog -- They include fewer employers’ liability claims, less staff absence and reduced or contained employer liability costs, and employees are less likely to feel aggrieved.

A British insurers’ report reveals the benefit to cost ratio can be as high as 12:1.

In Australia, savings of close to $4 million from rehabilitation services costing $82,000 were recorded by the Queensland Department of Education in just one region, the Wide Bay region.

The Return to Work Forum 2008 at the Hilton on the Park, Melbourne on 17-19 November will take a practical and comprehensive look at the entire return to work process.

The aim is to provide organisations with an understanding of the issues of getting back to work from long term and short term injuries.

The conference will focus on legislation, policy and procedures, cost issues, injury management, psychological issues, wellness programs and the management of returned workers.

Speakers include experts with long experience in occupational health and safety, injury management and rehabilitation.

Tracey Browne, Manager of National OHS Policy and Membership Services, for the Ai Group, will lead the sessions with an industry perspective on return to work policies and practices, followed by Steven Champion, OH&S and Injury Management Coordinator, Anglican Retirement Villages, who will speak on the value of return to work programs.

Other speakers will discuss the design of return to work programs, injury management, early intervention, the legislative framework, measuring outcomes, mental health and prevention.


To arrange a media pass, request more information or arrange speaker interviews please contact: Nigel Dique
Informa-IIR 02 9080 4108; 0423 024 819; nigel.dique@informa.com.au

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IIR was established in Australia in 1983 and is now the nation's largest and most professional conference organiser focussing on resources, legal, healthcare, IT,maritime & transport, finance,security, infrastructure and HR & IR.

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