A Guide to Challenging Return-to-Work Situations

Hamilton, ON (February 8, 2011) – Some injured workers can face challenges in return to work situations that result in long-term workers’ compensation claims. To provide insight to these challenges and offer practical solutions to prevent these problems, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has partnered with the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) to present A Guide to Challenging Return-To-Work Situations.

In this webinar, Dr. Ellen MacEachen will present the findings of an IWH study which involved in-depth interviews with injured workers, service providers, insurers and workplace personnel, and led to the development of a practical guide called Red Flags/Green Lights: A Guide to Identifying and Solving Return-to-Work Problems. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST, and registrants qualify for certification maintenance points from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Canadian Registered Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) and the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA).

Dr. MacEachen is a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. She is also an assistant professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. MacEachen is also an occupational health social scientist specializing in qualitative methods, and is currently president of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health.

More information on this webinar and registration can be found on the CCOHS website.

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