A comprehensive and integrated approach operates on a continuum, from an emphasis on prevention to care, rehabilitation and a smooth transition back to work. It considers the full range of expectations and realities, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises.
Preventive efforts focus particularly on occupational health and safety and promotion of health and well-being. Health-care and occupational rehabilitation measures aim at preserving the employability of the person concerned. The management uses the knowledge gained from return-to-work processes to enhance the institution’s prevention policies and procedures, and vice versa.