Four Keys for Training Supervisors
Training and accountability for workcomp injuries cuts lost
days, reduces injuries, improves injury outcome and decreases
workers’ compensation costs. Owners, executives and top
managers must consistently and repetitively communicate the
following four key points so that supervisors understand the
larger context of RTW and productivity improvement:
• Why it is in the company’s interest for injured/ill employees
to work during their recovery.
• Why it is important for injured/ill employees to be treated
firmly, fairly and kindly in their workgroups.
• That supervisors will be held accountable for managing these
• That supervisors are being trained in order to improve their
comfort/skills at managing the situation created by injured/ill/