Injured Workers: Helping Them To Get Back On The Job

If you have a worker who has been injured on the job and have been on leave for a while, it can be quite a challenge for them to return to work and it is your duty to help them through that transition. The more you help them through the transition, the more you can reduce the health, emotional and financial impacts on them. You will be able to increase the productivity of business as well – that’s quite an incentive.


Here are some of the things you need to do to ensure that your employee successfully transitions back into the work environment:

  • You need to get the relevant information concerning your worker’s capacity for work.
  • You need to take into consideration your worker’s need for workplace support, aids or modifications, to help your worker re-integrate into the workplace.
  • You need to assess and propose options for suitable and pre-injury employment to your worker.
  • You need to provide your worker with information pertaining to the details of their return to work arrangements.
  • You need to monitor your worker’s progress upon their return.
  • You need to have a discussion with your worker in relation to their return, to their treating health practitioner and your occupational rehabilitation provider.
  • You need to ensure that for the next 52 weeks, you give your injured worker suitable tasks if they are unable to perform their regular duties.
  • You need to appoint a senior and competent Return to Work Coordinator who can help your worker to meet their return to work obligations.
  • You need to ensure that you make all the necessary information available to your workers.
  • You need to cooperate with the labour hire employer’s efforts to meet their return to work obligations and to facilitate the return of your employee.


A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.




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