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Stay at Work/Return to WorkSince 2013, ODEP has utilized a Community of Practice and policy work groups led by subject matter experts to guide our SAW/RTW work. Through this collaboration, ODEP continues to explore effective practices to inform policy recommendations targeting federal and state agencies, as well as the private sector. Below are some of the outcomes of this work.

SAW/RTW Community of Practice: This CoP supports ODEP's goal of advancing policies and programs that promote positive SAW/RTW outcomes by providing real-time feedback to policy work groups organized around specific topics; developing new SAW/RTW tools and resources for use by key stakeholders; and participating in the development and strategic dissemination of targeted SAW/RTW materials.

RTW in the Health Care Sector: Promising Practices & Success Stories (2015)

Stay at Work/Return to Work

The Role of the Physician in the RTW Process (2015)

Assessing the Costs & Benefits of Return to Work Programs (2015)

Establishing Accountability to Reduce Job Loss After Injury (2015)

Promoting Retention or Re-employment of Workers after a Significant Injury or Illness (2015)

Targeting Early Intervention to Workers Who Need Help to Stay in the Labor Force (2015)

Forum: Promoting SAW/RTW Policies — Recommendations to Help Workers Who Experience Illness or Injury (10/22/2015)

State Strategies for Helping Workers Keep their Jobs after an Injury, Illness, or Disability (2016)

Behavioral Interventions to Promote Job Retention after Injury or Illness (2016)

Expanding Washington's COHE Program Beyond Workers' Compensation (2016)

Forum: Helping Workers Keep Their Jobs After an Injury, Illness, or Disability (9/13/2016)

Improving Pain Management and Support for Workers with Musculoskeletal Disorders: Policies to Prevent Work Disability and Job Loss (2017)

Improving Occupational Health Care Delivery to Support Workers' Compensation Return to Work: Building on Evidence-Based Practice from Washington's COHE Experience (2017)

Transition Back to Work: Policies to Support RTW after Illness or Injury (2017)

Webinar: Results from Year Four of the SAW/RTW Policy Collaborative (9/6/2017)

Other ODEP SAW/RTW Publications

Supporting Employees Who Experience Unexpected Illness or Disability (2014)

Best Practices in Employee Retention & RTW — An In-Depth Look Inside an Exemplary American Corporation (2014)

Previous ODEP SAW/RTW Efforts

Return-to-Work Toolkit for Employees & Employers (2011)

SAW/RTW Research & Publications from our Partners