WHAT IS RETURN TO WORK (RTW)?

The Return to Work Toolkit is designed to help a worker; who because of an occupational injury/illness to return to productive employment in a timely and safe manner. Effective Stay at Work/Early Return to Work programs have been shown to:

  • Reduce or eliminate lost wages

  • Reduce or eliminate lost time claims

  • Reduce the costs of finding and retaining new workers

  • Reduce workers’ compensation premiums

  • Keep loss of productivity to a minimum

– From Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia