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Policy RE-02-1 - Duty to Co-Operate, Part 1 of 4: Early and Safe Return to Work Plans

Effective Dates

July 1, 2008 to January 1, 2010


Return to Work

General Information

The case management team (for a full description of the team, see YWCHSB policy, "Return to Work — Overview") should jointly develop and agree upon an injured worker's customized early and safe return to suitable and available employment with the pre-injury employer. The Early and Safe Return to Work (ESRTW) plan should accommodate the injured worker's functional abilities and have a rehabilitative focus with the primary goal being to return the injured worker to the pre-injury job in accordance with the return to work hierarchy of objectives.


This policy will be used to assist an injured worker to return to work during his or her recovery. It is intended to provide direction for the identification of suitable and available employment and the development of an ESRTW plan for the injured worker.