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stroke

Returning to work after a stroke

Employers need to understand “invisible impairments” of survivors, experts say
Almost one-third of strokes occur in people younger than 65 – many of whom say they plan to return to work. To help stroke victims get back on the job, employers need to understand possible impairments and how workers can be accommodated, experts say.
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RETURN TO WORK

Workers with cancer

Six ways employers can help employees get back on the job
Workers who are dealing with or recovering from cancer often face challenges – such as fatigue – that can affect job performance and safety. But experts say employers can offer accommodations to help these workers stay on the job.
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Reeforming Workers hearing

House hearing debates federal workers’ comp system

Washington – How can the federal workers’ compensation system balance the needs of injured workers with the wise use of taxpayer funds? The question was debated during a May 20 hearing convened by the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee.
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WORKERS' COMPENSATION

Returning to work

Successful programs can help lower employer costs, including workers' compensation
Workers' compensation costs are increasing nationwide, but experts say those costs – as well as fears on the part of injured workers – can be reduced with a well-designed return-to-work program.
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