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Smart Talk: Injured workers return with modified jobs?; Blind Expo

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jun 1, 2015 10:16 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, June 1, 2015:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says there were about three million non-fatal injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2013.

Many of them resulted in worker compensation claims -- something that can become expensive for employers.

The Eastern Alliance Insurance Group, who sells workers comp insurance products, are now offering their employer clients a program called "ecovery Return to Wellness" that they say is a "win-win" for employers and injured workers.

The program's main component is getting injured workers back on the job with modified duties.

Workers' Compensation can be controversial.

We'll learn about ecovery on Monday's Smart Talk from Eastern Alliance Insurance's Sarah Tayts.

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Sarah Tayts on Smart Talk

Exploring how Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired overcome challenges in education, employment, and independence is the goal of an event at the state capitol Tuesday.  The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Service and the Advisory Committee for the Blind Pennsylvania are hosting the Blind Awareness Expo 2015.

Appearing on Smart Talk to discuss the expo and the visually impaired in Pennsylvania is David DeNotaris, Executive Director Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

If you have a question or comment on how the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilation can help you feel free to call their toll free phone number at 1-800-622-2842

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David DeNotaris



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