This subject area provides procedures and guidelines to follow after an injury or illness occurs. The expected outcome is to provide a feedback mechanism to strive for continuous improvement in the program. All occupational injuries and illnesses are to be reported immediately to the line organization.
This subject area does not address long and short term disability, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), sick leave pay and reimbursement, and other benefit-related functions.
Case management is a significant aspect of Brookhaven National Laboratory's (BNL's) approach to work-related injuries and illnesses and is the most effective way to deal with cases for the benefit of the worker, the organization, and BNL. By tying in all of the various functions (e.g., Job Training Analysis, Integrated Safety Management, and Job or Facility Risk Assessments) with this process, management may be able to exert some control and help plan returns to work and transitional work assignments.