As allied health professionals with significant experience in workplace rehabilitation, we’ve seen firsthand the devastating impact absence from work can have on an individual’s physical and mental health; family and social relationships; and even life expectancy.
Through educating all stakeholders that returning to work has significant value and health benefits to the individual, their employer and their community; Evolution achieve safe and sustainable return to work outcomes.
Our philosophy on the health benefits of good work is strongly supported by a growing body of evidence.
We believe it’s important to encourage and facilitate the individual’s return to work as soon as medically appropriate - individuals have better outcomes when they recover at work.
Evolution work closely with employers to identify suitable duties and develop effective return to work programs, to ensure that where possible they accommodate the injured individual to remain in the workplace.
We help to create workplaces that are safe, and promote health and wellbeing as a priority for employers, whilst being aware of the commercial drivers of business. We understand the financial, cultural and human risks posed by absence from work to employers, and believe that inclusive workplaces with a positive culture are the most productive and profitable.
Evolution Workplace Solutions is a signatory to the Australian Consensus Statement of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) on the Health Benefits of Work.
For more information on our commitment to realising the health benefits of good work, click here.
The benefits to the individual of returning to work include:
Improved mental health and self esteem
Better family relationships
Improved physical health
Greater financial security
The longer someone is off work because of injury, the less chance they have of ever returning
Off work for 20 days – 70% chance of returning to work
Off work for 45 days – 50% chance of returning to work
Off work for 70 days – 35% chance of returning to work¹
Being out of work for a prolonged period can mean:
The same health risks as smoking 10 packs of cigarettes per day²
Being at six times greater risk of committing suicide³
40 times greater risk of suicide for younger men out of work for six months or more⁴
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Position Statement on Realising the Health Benefits Work,
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