SOCSO’s Regional RTW DIGIMOS Symposium 2021 took place September 6 and 7, 2021. It aimed to attract participants from diverse levels and professional backgrounds from Southeast Asian countries, and with the goal of helping to reinvigorate Malaysia’s labor industry by sharing information and best practices for recovering from the pandemic.
The theme of this year’s RTW DIGIMOS Symposium was “Navigating Disability Management through the New Normal: Return to Work Process-Re-Engineering”.
The IDMSC contributed a presentation highlighting the international standards as well as an initiative currently taking place in British Columbia, Canada under a government grant entitled “Building a Culture of Accommodation in the Workplace. This presentation is featured in the video and begins with introductions around the 42:00 minute mark.
The full video can be seen at:
An event took place during the last week of August in Scotland to present the certificates to the individuals who passed the CDMP professional certification examinations that took place at the end of May 2021. Dr. Norma Clark, Project Manager for the Scottish Government attended along with Graham Halsey who acted as MC for the event.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis and in order to have a full non-virtual event, the congress is postponed to September 28-30, 2022. Continue reading IFDM 2022: “Disability Management for Healthy and Inclusive Workplace and Labor Market”
A Special Virtual Event on Thursday, May 20, 2021 addressed the Consequences of Long COVID. The recorded session is now available to replay on demand. This one-hour webinar was hosted by the organizers of IFDM 2021.
Continue reading Special Virtual Event: The Consequences of Long COVID
Attached please find the latest Communique from the International Disability Management Standards Council (IDMSC) with regard to the Scottish Government NIDMAR Program and an interview with Dr. Norma Clark, Project Manager.
Committed to better outcomes for individuals with mental and physical health impairments, the article highlights the leadership of the Scottish Government and Dr. Norma Clark’s personal dedication and vision.
IDMSC Communique Vol 15 No 45 Scottish Government Program Interview with Dr Norma Clark March 2021
On December 14, PCU-WHS hosted a virtual Convocation Ceremony for the awarding of the first Bachelor of Disability Management, a milestone both for the University and in the life of the very first graduating student.
Continue reading PCU-WHS hosts virtual Convocation Ceremony for first Bachelor of Disability Management program graduate
International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) is a United Nations-sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally on 3 December. IDPWD is just one day on the international calendar, yet it symbolizes the actions we should take every day, in order to create diverse and accepting communities.
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The Special Virtual Event took place on Monday, November 9, 2020. A recorded version is now available (free of charge).
Continue reading RETURN TO WORK STRATEGIES UNDER COVID-19: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
The organizers for IFDM 2020 have released the following information:
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Congress is postponed to the end of 2021.
More info to come.
Continue reading INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON DISABILITY MANAGEMENT – IFDM 2020 – Belgium
With the recent sudden and untimely passing of Ralph McGinn, WorkSafeBC not only lost an extremely knowledgeable and committed Chair of its Board of Directors, but many lost a personal friend, and our country and the world has lost a foremost leader who made improving workplace health and safety a life-long priority, all the while leading his professional efforts through a very collaborative and personal engagement style which led to many lasting friendships.
In addition to all his tangible and lasting OS&H achievements, Ralph also thoroughly understood the value and importance of effective Return to Work and Disability Management programs, the positive impact that effective policies, programs and practices in these areas could have on the economic, social and psychological well-being of injured and disabled workers while at the same time reducing costs to employers and society at large. Ralph’s larger than life impact can perhaps be best explained through comments from a small cross section of the many individuals who made their voices heard.
To view the full Communiqué, please click on the following link: