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Co-worker collateral

RTWMatters team

Return to work processes are designed to help injured workers recover on the job but co-workers can suffer collateral damage. How can we limit the fallout?

A small Canadian study asked the co-workers of injured workers to describe the ways in which they were affected by return to work processes. Most of the 13 people who participated in the research said that working alongside a colleague who was performing modified duties had a detrimental affect on them. In this article, we explain why. We also discuss some of the solutions co-workers themselves suggest. (Details regarding the research meth...

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