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Rehabilitation provides route to recovery

12 March 2011

Rehabilitation provides route to recovery

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OH has a key role in support employees returning to work after long periods of absence.

Employers must take away the fear of returning to work and better support line managers if vocational rehabilitation programmes are to achieve their full potential.  Typical of the sort of workplace accident often referred to me is that of driver who accidentally killed someone when they deliberately jumped out in front of the vehicle.  Although the driver was not responsible for the death, he suffered post-traumatic stress symptoms, including intrusive thoughts, sleeplessness and avoidance behaviour.