Your team is the backbone of your company.

No matter how much you train your team to stay safe, an accident is bound to happen.

That’s why you probably have a workers compensations policy in the first place. You want to make sure that your team can stay happy and healthy even when safety precautions fail.

However, effectively using your workers compensation policy can seem like a completely different challenge compared to getting an injured employee settled.

If a member of your team was on leave because of an injury, and seems to have recovered since an incident, it may not make complete sense to put them back on a job site until both of you are certain they’re completely healed.

For situations like this, it may be a good idea to put them onto modified duty.

Essentially, it may be a better option to pay the employee their wages and put them back to work in a different position rather than have them go back to doing harder labor that gave them the injury in the first place.

Until you and your team member are certain the injury has been healed, this may be a great option for you both until they’re healthy enough to get back in the thick of it.

This way, you’re ensuring that your team member stays healthy, and you continue to endorse a work safety mindset.

How often do you endorse safety in the workplace?