Every successful Return to Work program is based on productive and positive relationships in an organization. When all stakeholders understand their roles and responsibilities, these relationships are easy to develop. Stakeholders include the employer, the injured worker, co-workers and the WCB.
As the employer, you are responsible to:
- Offer safe, suitable and productive modified or alternate duties that are within the worker's functional abilities.
- Be flexible and tailor the Return to Work plan to meet the worker’s individual needs in their recovery.
Check out what else employers are responsible for. The most successful Return to Work programs are those where the employer also has a designated contact person or Return to Work Coordinator. This individual is the single point of contact with the WCB to ensure consistent handling and timely intervention.
You can also download our Key Principles for an Effective Return to Work Program guide that outlines the key principles and best practices to ensure you have an effective Return to Work program in place to meet your organization’s needs.