Today’s guest on RTW Nation is Rosemary McKenzie-Ferguson.
Rosemary is recognised globally as a leader in innovation in the field of supporting people who suffer workplace injuries and the families of those who lose loved ones in workplace accidents. She is an injured worker, everything Rosemary knows about workers compensation is self learned.
Rosemary and I discuss:
- How she came to be an advocate for people who have been injured at work and the families who have lost loved ones as a result of workplace accidents
- International Day of Mourning – 28 April 2016 (and every year)
- The rarely spoken about issue of poverty in the injured worker community
- Rosemary fills us in on the projects she is currently working on:
- Bags of Love
- Craig’s Table
- The Deceased Workers’ Memorial Forest
- The Deceased Workers’ Memorial Wall
- International Year of the Injured Worker
I give you my three take-aways from talking with Rosemary
- Give some thought to long term injured employees – does your workplace hire people with disabilities?
- Communication and availability of information are critical in the early stages post-injury
- International Day of Mourning
Also mentioned in this episode is a review for RTW Nation by Evelyn Hitzeman of YourBodySchool.