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Figure 1: Disability Management: Prevention, Support for Recovery and Accommodation


The three components of disability management are accomodation, prevention, and support for recovery.

  • For accommodation, important aspects are accessibility standards, the duty to accommodate, and assistive technologies.
  • For prevention, important aspects are the Employee Assistance Program and wellness programs, special working arrangements, occupational health and safety legislation and standards, and emergency and business continuity plans.
  • For support for recovery, important aspects are sick leave and injury-on-duty leave, disability benefits and workers' compensation, and early intervention, case management, and remain-at-work or return-to-work plans.