Workers' Compensation Reform SB863
We have new forms which we will discuss during our April 9th workshop.
New Posters and New Pamphlets are now available at the link below:
New Hire Pamphlets are now available at the link below:
REPORTING A WORK INJURY
- Advise your supervisor
- Call RESIG’s Nurse at 707-836-7457
- The nurse will direct you for the appropriate medical treatment.
- Complete and return all paperwork you receive from RESIG
Are you confused who to call when you have a question:
If you have a questions about the POPP program: Call Erin at x111
Questions regarding Fitness for Duty evaluations: Call Melody at x114
Questions regarding an Ergonomics evaluation: Call Will at x107
Return to Work Program FAQs
For Workers’ Compensation
What is the RTW Program? The RTW Program is designed to assist employees in returning to work quickly and safely after a work related injury or illness. With the RTW Program, temporary accommodation of medical restrictions will be provided, if available, until you are able to return to full duty or up to 12 weeks whichever comes first. Although you may have temporary work restrictions which prevent you from performing your regular job tasks you can often do temporary modified or alternative work while recovering.
How does the Return to Work Program work? Once you have been seen by one of the Occupational Health Providers a “work status slip” is provided to you. If there are temporary work restrictions coordination between your Workers’ Compensation District contact and RESIG’s RTW Specialist takes place. An Interactive Process will be held with you to determine if a temporary modified duty job is available for you. Once in the program ongoing communication will take place between your employer, yourself, your doctor and RESIG.
Here are some things that you can do to ensure success in the program:
Perform your work safely, observing all temporary work restrictions.
Communicate with your supervisor or the RTWS at RESIG if you:
- Experience difficulty performing your assignments.
- If you miss time due to scheduled physical therapy and/or medical appointments.
- If you are unable to report for your RTW assignment.
Be an active participant in your return to work and rehabilitation.
No one else can do your recovering for you.
Make the most of your treatment.
Do your prescribed exercises/stretches.
Support communication and attend all medical appointments as scheduled.
You are the boss of your own recovery.
For more information contact Kelly Cook, CSHE, Return to Work Specialist ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Workers' Compensaton WorkShop: April 9, 2013. Details coming soon.