Disability Management Consulting

A Disability Management Program is a systematic, goal-oriented process of actively minimizing the impact of impairment on an employee's capacity to participate competitively in the workplace, and maximizing the health of employees to prevent disability, or reduce the risk of further deterioration should a disability ensue.


The nine elements of a Disability Management Program are:

  • Management-Labour commitment and supportive policies
  • Stakeholder education and involvement
  • Supportive benefit programs
  • Coordinated approach to injury/illness management
  • A communication strategy
  • Graduated return-to-work opportunities
  • Performance management
  • Workplace wellness (prevention)


A Disability Management Program is a risk management tool that organizational leaders are advised to implement. It can result in outcomes that offer a "win-win-win" solution for the employer, union, and employee.