The Director of Industrial Relations shall establish and maintain a program to encourage, facilitate, and educate employers to provide early and sustained return to work after occupational injury or illness. The program shall do both of the following:

(a) Develop educational materials and guides, in easily understandable language in both print and electronic form, for employers, health care providers, employees, and labor unions. These materials shall address issues including, but not limited to, early return to work, assessment of functional abilities and limitations, development of appropriate work restrictions, job analysis, worksite modifications, assistive equipment and devices, and available resources.

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(b) Conduct training for employee and employer organizations and health care providers concerning the accommodation of injured employees and the prevention of reinjury.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 6, Sec. 40. Effective January 1, 2003.)