ATI Worksite Solutions implemented an on-site program at a jet engine development, manufacturing, assembly and testing facility. On-site, AWS would monitor all stay at work (SAW) and return to work (RTW) employees through the Transitional Work Program (TWP). The work capacity coordinator is responsible for coordinating information for all involved progression with the transitional work assignment (TWA), follow-up appointments, and updates about changes in restricted duty or return to full duty.
2 shifts for most classifications, but there are several that have 3 shifts1,400 employees2 Unions: United Automobile Workers (UAW) and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)Heavy Manufacturing: Jet Engine Development, Manufacturing, Assembly and Test
Prior to AWS coming on-site, the responsibility of monitoring the restrictions was placed on the medical staff and the disability case manager. Unfortunately, with the day-to-day operations of the clinic and the case management workload, only a small amount of the weekly time within operations was devoted to restriction management. Temporary restrictions would linger pass the 12 week time period due to insufficient follow-up with the employee, medical physicians (primary care physician (PCP) and occupational health physician (OHP)), case manager and supervisor.
The main objectives for AWS include:
Monitor the employees in the TWPEnd the temporary restrictions in a safe and timely mannerCoordinate sufficient follow-up with employee, medical physicians (PCP and OHP), case manager, supervisor, manager and work capacity coordinator
After implementing an on-site program, the following results were achieved:
Reduction of 50% for the total temporary restrictionsReduction of 68% for the hourly temporary restrictions
Additional results include:
Workers’ Compensation (WC): -12%Short Term Disability (STD): -3%
Days Away From Work (DAFW) Reduction
WC: Reduction from 43 to 41 (-5%)STD: Reduction from 651 to 594 (-9%)
WC: Reduction from $997,933 to $852,286 (-12%) STD: Reduction from $1,104,962 to $996,857 (-5%)
WC: Reduction from 5,403 to 5,252 (-3%)STD: Reduction from 1,546 to 1,464 (-5%)
*Data compares Jan-Sep 2015 vs. Jan-Sep 2016