Case study: everyone has a role to play

Stefanie Garber

Employers and supervisors are key components of the return to work process. Without their support, a return to work program is unlikely to lead to a successful outcome.

When the cannery where Dennis had worked for twenty years closed, he took a job doing yard work for a landscaping company. Unlike the cannery role, this work was labour intensive. Dennis was fifty-three years old. He frequently returned home exhausted from the daily bending and lifting. Dennis had experienced some occasional, mild soreness in his back before this job. After a year at the company, his back pain became a constant issue. He asked...

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Published 19 September, 2013 | Updated 08 April, 2014