|Return to Work
Research in what helps
the return to work process strongly indicates that good
communication through the return to work process is essential.
Any confusion or misunderstanding of any part of the process
has the potential to create barriers to Return to Work (RTW)
as well as create unnecessary delays.
Best practices in return to work suggest that a highly
effective communication tool is a return to work plan.
Creating an individualized RTW plan is a good way to ensure
that each workplace party has a shared understanding of what
is going to happen, and what to expect of the process.
Who develops the return to work
You and your worker develop
the plan together, taking into consideration medical and
functional ability information of the health provider. The
WSIB can provide assistance when required and appropriate to
support the worker’s early and safe return to work.
View samples of return to work plans (130k, pdf)
that you can use as a guide the next time you plan for a
return to work.