Risk Management Practitioner Certificate Program - Disability Management & Early Return to Work


PRISM has partnered with CJPIA and CPS HR to offer five(5), full-day in-person training courses, which provide the building blocks to establish, develop and embed risk management as a business process in your public sector organization.  Click for the description of all 5 courses.

This course provides an overview of disability management. Public entity practitioners will learn about both “industrial” (work-related) and non-industrial injuries, and explore the similarities, and distinctions between temporary modified duty and “reasonable accommodations.” Participants will learn about the relevant state and federal legal works, and explore the intersection between medical limitations and workplace disabilities, as well as the benefits of maintaining an effective Early Return-to-Work (ERTW) program. Specific information reviewed will include federal and, state laws and regulations, employer and third-party programs, employment practices law, prevention and wellness programs, vocational programs, and administrative case management practices. Case studies and practice scenarios will be included.

This is a blended learning course that incorporates an e-Learning lesson. You will receive an e-Learning link three weeks before the class start date that needs to be completed prior to your live virtual training.

A link to the live virtual training will be e-mailed to you before the training date.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the differences between industrial and non-industrial injuries, temporary modified duty and reasonable accommodation, medical limitations and disabilities
  • Become aware the interactive process of ADA and FEHA
  • Increase your understanding of early return-to-work and alternative job placements
  • Learn the importance of systems and record keeping
  • Learn best practices for responding to California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaints
  • Gain insight into the coordination of leave administration, including the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and local union/contractual provisions
  • Explore Ancillary Workers’ Compensation discrimination liability: Labor Code 132a claims

Additional Information

  • Class size is limited - sign up early!
  • Registration Fee: $199
  • Cancellation is available through 09/14/23

Need More Info or Help?
We hope you can join us. Feel free to contact Maria Williams for more details.

Phone: 9168507300

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Meeting Date

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023
    1:00 PM – 3:30 PM