Early and Safe Return to Work
The early and safe return to work (ESRTW) process helps you to continue working after an injury or to return to work in a safe and timely manner if you take time off.
During this time, every effort should be made to help you recover at work while you are undergoing medical treatment for your work-related injury. Going back to work after an injury sometimes involves making changes to your duties or hours of work. You may also need equipment or devices to help you with your return to work.
Both you and your employer have a responsibility to facilitate your early and safe return to suitable and available employment. If you or your employer need help during this process, contact your case manager.
ESRTW Facilitators are available to you to assist with developing and maintaining a successful ESRTW program. They can also help educate workplace parties on return to work, and provide guidance to employers and workers that are experiencing difficulty in setting up an ESRTW plan.