EMPLOYERS AND RETURN TO WORK

SUPPORTING INJURED WORKERS COMING BACK TO THE JOB

I immediately call the employee to say "Hi." Part of my job is just to make them comfortable to help them through the system.

Norma, Occupational Health Nurse

Nova Scotia Health Authority

BEST PRACTICES FOR WORKING TO WELL

Reduce the Impact of Injury at Your Workplace by Ensuring

  • 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 have a Functional Job 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 duties immediately.

  • Your organization offers accommodation and re-employment, if applicable.

     

  • Use this checklist of what successful organizations do best when it comes to helping employees recover from workplace injury.

RETURNING TO WORK

Benefit:

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.

Learn about all your roles and responsibilities as an employer
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