ERIC Number: ED294110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
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Industrial Rehabilitation in the Public Sector: The Ohio Experience.
Olsheski, Jerry; Growick, Bruce
In 1979, Ohio passed a law creating a Rehabilitation Division within its Industrial Commission and authorizing the building of two comprehensive rehabilitation centers to serve disabled workers. Ohio provides industrial rehabilitation services almost entirely through the public sector. This paper describes industrial rehabilitation policies and practices in Ohio and how they differ from those in most states. It presents an historical perspective of vocational rehabilitation in Ohio, describes the administrative structure of the Rehabilitation Division and the Ohio Industrial Commission, and explains the delivery of rehabilitation services in the state. Nine services included in the rehabilitation plan are listed: (1) employer incentives; (2) living maintenance; (3) treatment of unrelated conditions; (4) handicap law coverage; (5) job modification; (6) physical and psychological restoration; (7) job placement services; (8) on-the-job training; and (9) vocational training. While one of the two comprehensive rehabilitation centers for injured workers is still under construction, the other center, the J. Leonard Camera Center, is described and health and vocational services offered by the center are discussed. Statistical aspects of the Rehabilitation Division are given. The paper concludes that an extensive evaluation of the public and private sectors needs to be conducted to determine which system is more effective and efficient for providing services to disabled workers. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Chicago, IL, March 20-23, 1988).