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In 2017, our return-to-work staff made more than 22,000 Schedule 1 and 2 workplace visits helping Ontarians recover and get back to work at the right time after a workplace injury or illness and helping employers get back to business as usual.

Referrals to Return-to-Work Specialists

Initial referrals to a Return-to-Work Specialist within 12 weeks of the date of injury or latest recurrence have decreased slightly to 78 per cent compared to 2016.  

In 2017, 89 per cent of Schedule 1 and 2 injured employees were off full loss-of-earnings benefits within a month of a Return-to-Work Specialist’s involvement.