ISSA, 2 September 2017
The Return on Work Reintegration
In this report, we use financial balance sheets for employers, social security systems and society to estimate the global return on investments directed at medical and vocational rehabilitation measures for injured workers and workers absent on the grounds of health with the goal of permitting reintegration in the workplace. Returns on these investments are calculated, according to three hypothesized effect-size scenarios (small, medium and large), from the perspectives of employers, social security systems and society. In spite of the restrictive assumptions used, the estimated cost-benefit ratios demonstrate the large economic potential of investing in work reintegration measures. Even for hypotheses where the effect size of interventions is small, expenditure on work reintegration and rehabilitation is an investment that offers a positive return for all stakeholders.
Topics: Prevention, Safety and health at work, Occupational accidents and diseases