Return to Work in Ontario CCOHS



Workplace injury and illness prevention is a shared responsibility of Ontario employers and employees. If an injury or illness occurs, it’s important for the employer and the injured employee to focus on getting that employee back to meaningful and suitable work as soon as medically possible. This e-Course provides an overview of return to work (RTW) requirements in Ontario and offers strategies and resources for setting up a successful RTW program.

Developed by CCOHS in collaboration with WSPS, this course also features case studies, review quizzes, “Ask a Question”, and access to resources from CCOHS and WSPS. Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.

Topics include:

  • Costs of Workplace Injuries and Illness
  • Return to Work Requirements in Ontario
  • Elements of a Return to Work program
  • Getting Your Employee Back to Work
  • Claims Management and Monitoring
  • Factors that Influence Return to Work
  • Keys to Successful Return to Work

Upon completion of this course you will know how to:

  • Have the required knowledge as to the who, what, why, when and how of a Return to Work Program
  • Be able to apply best practices while working with your injured employee, their attending medical professional and other parties involved
  • Be able to implement a plan to get your injured worker back to work with mutually satisfying results

Average time to complete this course is about 50-60 minutes.

Target Audience

  • Ontario Managers and Supervisors
  • Human Resources Representatives/Professionals
  • Health and Safety Professionals



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet – and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.