Your return-to-work program is part of an overall safety program, with defined policies and procedures.
Your organization promotes a climate of trust and respect, with supportive and engaged managers.
You use Direct Access to health care providers.
You have a functional job description or job demands analysis for every position.
You submit claims quickly and accurately through MyAccount, and monitor them online for progress.
You communicate in a timely and regular manner with the WCB and your worker’s health care provider.
You help develop personalized return-to-work plans for employees injured on the job.
You understand the appeals process.
You offer workers transitional work immediately.
Your organization offers accommodation and re-employment, if applicable.
Use the Employer's Guide to Managing Workplace Injury that includes a checklist of what successful organizations do best when helping employees recover from workplace injury.
It allows a skilled and experienced worker to continue as a valuable resource to the company.
One of your responsibilities as an employer is to make your workplace aware of your Return-to-Work policy and what it means. Order a kit with posters, tips and more to put around your workplace. You can also download the kit materials.