Modified Duty Resource Pack

Prioritize Employee Health With a Return to Work Program

A Return to Work (RTW) or Modified Duty Program allows workers who get injured on or off the job and are unable to perform their usual job duties to work in a temporary, light-duty capacity.

We have created a resource pack filled with free forms and resources to help you implement an effective and successful modified duty program.

What you'll find in the resource pack:

  • Employee Job Description Form
  • Modified Duty Job Offer Form
  • Modified Duty Sample Activities by Industry
  • Sample Return to Work Policy

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Modified Duty Resource Pack Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a modified duty program?

Also called a “return to work” (RTW) or “light duty” program, a modified duty program temporarily provides less physically demanding tasks for employees who are unable to perform their usual responsibilities post-injury or illness. Modified duty programs are typically separated into three categories:

  • Light duty: Excusing an employee from performing some of their normal tasks 
  • Limited duty: Reducing an employee’s hours to mitigate intensive activity
  • Modified duty: Removing or replacing normal tasks with less-intensive alternatives

What are the benefits of having a modified duty program?

By implementing a modified duty program, you will be able to:

  • Improve employee morale
  • Increase workforce productivity
  • Reduce turnover
  • Help employees maintain financial security
  • Help employees return to their pre-injury jobs faster

Why are modified duty programs important?

Modified duty programs show workers that their employers care for them and prioritize their safety, comfort, and financial stability. These programs also minimize impacts on productivity following worker injuries and reduce workers’ compensation costs. Instead of sacrificing work hours while healing at home, employees can leverage other skill sets to contribute value and maintain financial security.

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