May 10, 2020

Webinar: Strategic Approach to Large Scale RTW

I am moderating a panel of experts in a free ACOEM webinar on Wednesday May 13 entitled “COVID-19: Preparing for Large Scale Return to Work – A Strategic and Pro-Active Approach”.

The event begins at 12 noon Eastern, and is open to the public at no charge. It is intended especially for physicians and other professionals to whom workers and/or employers will turn for guidance. It will be recorded and accessible for later listening. This is the latest in a growing series of ACOEM webinars focused on various aspects of the pandemic.

The 5/13 webinar focuses on “the big picture” of re-opening. It will identify several predictable challenges — other than the obvious need for rational testing and personal protective practices — that are likely to arise for individual workers as well as their employers as large numbers of people are returning to work, more or less simultaneously.

The webinar will also highlight several specific issues that deserve careful consideration to determine the best course of action. Thinking ahead, clarifying priorities, and making detailed plans for how various aspects will go — as well as making some contingency plans “just in case” — will minimize needless distress, disruption, and illness, thus enabling the orderly return to work as well as to productivity and cash flow for everyone involved.


Reserve Your Spot For This Free Webinar

COVID-19: Preparing for Large Scale Return to Work — A Strategic and Proactive Approach
Wednesday, May 13, 2020; 11:00 am CDT
60 minutes, plus optional bonus period of 30 minutes for additional Q&A

The discussion will focus on the planning and preparations required to: a) set up and manage practical, orderly re-entry procedures; b) manage predictable and reasonable human concerns; c) respond to mental distress and in appropriate behavior; and d) set realistic expectations for workers transitioning from inactivity back to full productivity.

As a result of attending this webinar, attendees will be able to alert workers and employers to predictable issues that may arise during the re-opening and simultaneous large scale return-to-work process and provide strategic guidance on how to manage those issues from their perspective. Attendees will also be prepared to counsel and empower both workers or employers to minimize distress and disruption by taking a positive pro-active approach to their own behavior and responsibilities during this period.

This webinar is co-sponsored by ACOEM’s Work Fitness & Disability and Behavioral Health Sections.

Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Chair, ACOEM Work Fitness & Disability Section
Occupational Medicine, Webility Corporation, Wayland, MA

Gaurava Agarwal, MD
Chair, ACOEM Behavioral Health Section
Director of Physician Well-Being, Northwestern Medical Group, Chicago, IL

Robert Orford, MD, MPH, MS, FACOEM
Preventive/Occupational Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Elliot Rosenberg, MD, MPH
Public Health/Occupational Medicine, Ministry of Health, Government of Israel

Joel Axler, MD
Psychiatry, Strategic Benefit Advisors, Southborough, MA

Rana DeBoer, MS
Chief Culture Officer, City of Sioux Falls, SD

The deadline to register for this open-to-the-public webinar
is Tuesday, May 12, at 4:00 pm CDT

For more information, visit our website.

ACOEM | 847.818.1800 | |

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