Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

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A Program of the ATS

Workplace Accommodations

Return to work or transitional work programs usually include job accommodations to help return individuals to work who are absent for workers’ compensation or disability-related reasons. Accommodations can be provided for people with gross motor limitations that cause difficulty lifting, carrying, moving, sitting, standing, walking, and accessing workstations and work-sites or fine motor limitations that involve keyboarding, writing, documenting, and gripping. Individuals with disability may also need work accommodations for difficulty reaching and bending, scheduling medical treatment, managing fatigue and weakness, performing activities of daily living, maintaining concentration, and managing stress.

The following are some of the job accommodations that might be useful when returning someone to work following an injury or illness.

Job Accommodation network:

Associated pages

Animal Assistance at Work
Job Accommodations for People Who Use Wheelchairs
Job Accommodations for People with Amputations
Managing Stress
Maintaining Concentration
Performing Activities of Daily Living
Managing Fatigue/Weakness
Scheduling Medical Treatment
Reaching and Bending
Fine Motor Impairment
*Gross Motor Impairment