Return to Work Screens
The return-to-work process is often frustrating for all involved. Employees may be anxious or reluctant to get back to work. Physicians are often basing return to work decisions on brief observations of the employee in their exam rooms or on medical recovery. But medical recovery does not equate to work-related functional recovery. Employers may allow workers to return to their posts too soon, or held out for too long. Insurance carriers get caught in the middle, waiting for case resolution that is often long in coming. The key: a quick screen is a smart screen. ErgoScience has it down to a science.