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Effective date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2000
Last update: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Policy Purpose

One of the WCB's goals is to reduce the impact of injuries by helping the worker to return to work. This is best achieved by returning the worker to the same job with the same employer. Most of the time the worker and the employer will make their own arrangements. The WCB encourages these permanent and transitional arrangements and does not intend that the principles described in this policy will replace these arrangements.

The WCB will only become involved in two situations. The first is when either the worker or the employer requires financial or technical support to help the worker return to work. The second is when the worker and the employer disagree about whether the modified work placement is appropriate. This policy represents a component of return to work, and is consistent with the principles defined in Policy 43.00 , Vocational Rehabilitation.