Duty to Cooperate Part 1 of 4: Early and Safe RTW Plans

Duty to Cooperate Part 1 of 4: Early and Safe RTW Plans

Effective Dates

June 30, 2012 and still in effect

Policy Code

RE-02-1

General Information

YWCHSB recognizes that injured workers can benefit from returning to work in some capacity before full recovery is achieved. Returning to work can improve a worker’s physical and mental health, while easing the transition to full or maximized duties. Statistically, injured workers who participate in early and safe return to work plans return to work more quickly than workers who do not have return to work plans as part of their recovery.


The Case Management Team 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.

The primary goal of the ESRTW plan is to return the injured worker to the pre-injury job in accordance with the return to work hierarchy of objectives.

Purpose

This policy will be used to assist an injured worker to return to work during their 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.

 

Rehabilitation

February 11, 2007 - June 30, 2008 | CS-11 | Client Services

Rehabilitation

December 31, 2004 - February 11, 2007 | CS-11 | Client Services

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

December 31, 2009 - June 30, 2012 | RE-02-1 | Return to Work

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

June 30, 2008 - December 31, 2009 | RE-02-1 | Return to Work

Merits and Justice of the Case

June 30, 2008 - December 16, 2013 | EN-02 | Entitlement

Return to Work - Overview

June 30, 2012 and still in effect | RE-01 | Return to Work

Duty to Cooperate Part 2 of 4: Roles and Responsibilities

June 30, 2012 and still in effect | RE-02-2 | Return to Work

Duty to Cooperate Part 3 of 4: Functional Abilities

June 30, 2012 and still in effect | RE-02-3 | Return to Work