Return-to-Work (RTW) Initiative
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Return-To-Work (RTW) Study. Protecting and enhancing the productivity of individuals who have experienced a disabling injury or illness is a critical mission of the BBI. This study is part of the Institute' s efforts to assist both the employee and employers of all sizes and industry gain the knowledge and skills to support a safe and timely return to work.
You will be able to participate in the respective programs by selecting the RTW Survey on corporate policies and practices. The BBI RTW Initiative is more than the survey, but also includes transferring of knowledge and assisting employers apply the information and skills gained. Please go to the RTW research link to complete the study.
RTW Study: Corporate RTW Policies and Practices (Currently available)
Title: Employer Decision Making & Return-to-Work Programs
Research Question: What are the determining influences that lead an employer to decide to implement or not implement a formal return-to-work program?
RTW Study RTW Economics & Incentives (Ready Q1 2012)
Study Title: The Work – Disability Tipping Point
Research Question: What are the incentives that influence an employee to stay at work, go on disability and return to work?
Employer RTW Mentoring
BBI offers a unique RTW Mentoring service for small and medium size employers. The mentoring program offers employer education, skills development and technical support in the development of corporate based return-to-work policies and practices. The mentoring program consists of a 12 week series of internet based education and technical assistance programs.
To learn more or to participate in the study (http://bbi.syr.edu/rtw/mentor.htm)