This initiative reminds me of a return-to-work project in which I participated many, many years ago, one that might have qualified for SHIP grant money. A major grocery chain wanted to create an innovative return-to-work program for their warehouse and shipping workers, something that had not been tried before. They knew keeping those workers at work was key to returning them to full work and also to controlling disability costs.
Nevertheless, this employer should have been honored for creativity, ingenuity, and willingness to try something completely new. It did not work, but it didn’t hurt anyone. The Washington state SHIP may have loved it.