HR-10-0 Return to Work Procedure

The objective of Central Oregon Community College is to return workers to employment at the earliest date following injury or illness as their physical condition permits. We desire to minimize serious injury or illness and reduce insurance costs. This applies to all workers and will be followed whenever appropriate.

Central Oregon Community College defines "light-duty" work as temporary, modified work assignments within the worker's physical abilities, knowledge, and skills. Light-duty positions are developed and assigned using the known physical restrictions as clarified by the worker's attending physician. The physical requirements of light-duty work, may be shared with the worker's attending physician to determine if the proposed light duty is within the physical capability of the worker.

Light-duty positions are developed with consideration of the worker's physical condition, the business needs of Central Oregon Community College, and the availability of light-duty work.