While preventing injuries is always the paramount objective, injuries must be managed when prevention fails. One of the best ways to do that is to establish and implement a return-to-work (RTW) process for injured and ill workers. In most jurisdictions, RTW is recommended but not mandatory under workers’ comp laws. Nevertheless, the RTW process has proven highly beneficial for workers and cost-effective for employers.
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This Model Policy is based on best practices rather than regulatory requirements and can be easily adapted for any sector or jurisdiction.