Calculators now available for individuals, employers and social security agencies (occupational and non-occupational sectors)

With the generous financial support of the IBM Cύram Research Institute and, as part of a collaborative effort involving the German Workers Compensation System (DGUV), the International Social Security Association (ISSA), and the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR), three calculators were developed which are designed to allow individuals, employers, and social security agencies (in both the occupational and non-occupational sectors) to assess a range of economic consequences resulting from the loss of employment for an individual as a result of a disabling impairment. The development of the calculators also involved the participation and input from a broad range of experts in the Disability Management / Return to Work field. The following is a link to the website:

Graduation held in Belgium for CDMPs and CRTWCs

On May 15, the National Institute for Health & Disability Insurance for Belgium held a graduation ceremony in Brussels to recognize the 24 new individuals who became CDMPs and CRTWCs.

During the ceremony, chaired by Director General, Mrs. Clara Arbesu, recognition was also paid to the 250 participants who have successfully completed the examinations since 2014.

To view the Communiqué, please click on the link below:

IDMSC Communique 

PERKESO’s CDMP Graduation 2023

The Social Security Organisation Malaysia (PERKESO) hosted a graduation ceremony on February 3, 2023. The Minister of Human Resources for Malaysia presented certificates to all participants, including six international graduates from the Philippines, Brunei, and Singapore.

Both the CDMP and CRTWC certifications were introduced in Malaysia by PERKESO in 2010, in partnership with the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR). Over the past 13 years, 334 individuals comprising PERKESO employees and representatives from other local and overseas organisations have earned these two designations. For 2023, 57 individuals were awarded the CDMP and 9 individuals with the CRTWC designation.

To read more on the successes achieved in Malaysia and to view the graduation photos, please click on the following link to the Communique.

IDMSC Communique Vol 16 No 47 PERKESOs CDMP Graduation 2023

PERKESO Launches Disability Management Guideline Book

The Disability Management Guideline Book, produced by PERKESO, was unveiled by the Prime Minister of Malaysia on February 11, 2023. The book outlines PERKESO’s Return to Work process and step-by-step approach to case management according to injuries and illnesses suffered by workers. The aim is to assist various stakeholders, especially the Disability Case Manager, in ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for injured workers or workers with illnesses to return to gainful employment, be self-sufficient and productive.

To read more and view the launch photo, please click on the following link to the Communique.

IDMSC Communique Vol 16 No 48 PERKESO Launches DM Guideline Book

CDMP Awards in Scotland 2021

In 2016, the Scottish government committed to increase the employment opportunities for people with disabilities. One of the methods chosen to address the employment gap was the training of 300 individuals to become Certified Disability Management Professionals (CDMPs) to serve the country’s public and private sectors dedicated to maintaining meaningful employment for workers with long-term health conditions, injuries, or disabilities.

To read more on the success achieved to date, please click on the following link to the Communique.

IDMSC Communique Vol15 No 46 CDMP Awards in Scotland 2021

SOCSO’s Regional Return to Work Symposium – DIGIMOS 2021

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:

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IDMSC Communique: Scottish Government NIDMAR Program – Interview with Dr. Norma Clark, Project Manager

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