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Glossary Check: Or. ‘Work Hardening’

05 Dec, 2023 Frank Ferreri

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Eugene, OR (WorkersCompensation.com) -- Do you feel like your work has gotten harder lately? Maybe it has, but that's not the same as "work hardening" in a workers' compensation context.

To understand what it means, here's a look at how Oregon defines "work hardening."

"Work hardening" means an individualized, medically prescribed and monitored, work-oriented treatment process. The process involves the patient participating in simulated or actual work tasks that are structured and graded to progressively increase physical tolerances, stamina, endurance, and productivity to return the patient to a specific job.

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    • Frank Ferreri

      Frank Ferreri, M.A., J.D. covers workers' compensation legal issues. He has published books, articles, and other material on multiple areas of employment, insurance, and disability law. Frank received his master's degree from the University of South Florida and juris doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Frank encourages everyone to consider helping out the Kind Souls Foundation and Kids' Chance of America.

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