At Nationwide, we believe in recognizing and responding to the unique needs of injured workers, and returning them to meaningful work as soon and as safely as possible. This approach benefits your employees, their families, your organization and the communities you serve.
3 steps to creating a successful return-to-work program
Understand the importance of successful return-to-work
Successful return-to-work programs can benefit your organization in many ways. Watch our brief video above and read our return-to-work brochure to learn what you can expect when you implement your program.
Use the sample template we provide as the basis for your company’s program
Our sample return-to-work interactive template (PDF)1 has all you need to develop and implement your program, including step-by-step guidelines and forms. For best results, download the PDF to your computer or other device before navigating the pages.
Train your staff and set your program in motion
We hope you’ll never have a workplace injury, but training employees and managers before one occurs will help to ensure your staff can respond quickly. Download our return-to-work implementation checklist and you can soon have your program in place.
Loss control bulletins
- Forklift safety
- Lifting safety - English and Spanish
- Job hazard analysis
- Welding safety - English and Spanish
- Designate a workers’ compensation physician
- Maintain three points of contact for climbing safety
- Prevent work-related accident and injuries
- Use accident investigation as a loss control tool
Safety Source videos
- Accident investigation
- Job safety analysis
- Safety committees
- Webinar: Implementing a Successful Return-to-Work program (April, 2018)
- Nationwide workers' compensation claims services
- Workers' compensation claims services fact sheets - English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF)
- Webinar: Understanding Your Workers' Compensation Experience Mod (August, 2017)
- Workers' compensation insurance and return-to-work programs
(Insurance Information Institute, May 2017; see "Reducing Costs")