What is a Return to Work Statement Policy?
A Return to Work Statement Policy is a document that outlines how a company helps employees return to productive employment in a timely and safe manner following/during an injury or illness.
What is the purpose of a Return to Work Statement Policy?
A Return to Work Statement Policy is a tool for managers to proactively help injured or ill employees return to productive employment. The plan should be transitional and include a fixed duration, with the priority being getting the employee back into the workplace with his or her old routines and co-workers.
Why do I need a Return to Work Statement Policy?
Many employees can safely perform productive and meaningful work while they are recovering. Returning to work is beneficial to the employee and plays a part in the recovery process. Accommodating an employee following an illness or injury can help return them to working condition and will help them feel like a valued part of the team.
How do I use this Return to Work Statement Policy?
To make use of this document:
- Read the document, modify where necessary, include your company name, sign and date the bottom.
- Keep copies of your policy printed and available to your employees via request, or post them in an area accessible to all employees.
- Optionally, use in combination with other documents as necessary (Return-to-Work capacity form, Transitional Return-to-Work offer letter, etc.)
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The following provides a listing of sample templates, documents, articles and other resources to help you in carrying out your duties and managing your worksite. It is expected that the documents will be amended to suit the styles, needs and circumstances of the individual, or company, involved. These resources are not intended to replace an individual’s, or a company’s, professional and skillful judgement. Each template, document and article and other resource should be assessed within the context of the individual’s, or company’s own day-to-day operation. Individuals and companies must exercise proper judgment respecting the correctness and applicability of the material. Hard Hat Hunter accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions, and expressly disclaims any such responsibility.