Workplace AccommodationsReturn 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:
- 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