Having employees off from work due to injury and illness is costly to your organization and detrimental to the overall wellbeing of your team. Stress, high demands, dangerous work environments and poor ergonomics in the workplace can lead to illness and injury. Do employers realize that THEY (and their workplace environment) may be the leading cause of these leaves? And more importantly that THEY are the ones who can work to prevent future illness or injury.
The following article discusses two of the main reasons an employee may be on long term disability leave, how the workplace environment may be the cause, and how occupational therapy can assist in the prevention of workplace injury and illness.