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