7/11/2014 5:25 PM
by Mike Bundt
FAYETTEVILLE- Fayette County is implementing a Return-To-Work Program for county workers to make sure safety is first and foremost for all county employees.
The county will monitor employee injuries and will play an active role in returning the injured worker to their job as soon as possible. The Fayette County Commission believes the county could potentially save up to $25,000 as a result of the program. To ensure employees can return to their jobs as soon as possible, their jobs will be temporarily modified or given alternative work until fully recovered from their injuries.
"We're trying to as county commission to be very proactive on our programs, our employees policies in our handbook and we're also trying to be frugal with taxpayers dollars," said Denise Scalph.
Decisions on worker's availability to return to work will be done in compliance with a physician and the West Virginia Worker's Compensation Center.