WSCC Releases New Code of Practice on Return to Work

September 30 / 2015

WSCC Releases New Code of Practice on Return to Work

Yellowknife, NT (September 30, 2015) – The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) announces the release of our new Code of Practice on Return to Work Programs.

Return to Work (RTW) programs benefit injured or ill workers and the employer. This code describes key components and steps to developing a RTW program, identifying safe modified duties that allow for an injured or ill worker to safely return to work, while maintaining the safety of co-workers as well.  The code describes how, through the RTW program, the employer and workers can identify modified and alternative work and adjust workloads to accommodate a recovering worker.

The code, along with the WSCC Employer’s Guide to Return to Work, provides stakeholders a comprehensive resource for understanding legal obligations for RTW, and how to implement best practices in meeting their legislative requirements.

WSCC’s Codes of Practice provide practical guidance to help Northerners meet safety standards required by legislation. This is the 18th Code of Practice produced by WSCC. All WSCC Codes of Practice are available at wscc.nt.ca or wscc.nu.ca.

 

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Ashley Makohoniuk

Acting Manager, Communications

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