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Healthy Workplaces: The WCB’s Return to Work Basics course is back

March 7, 2023

Healthy Workplaces March 2023 Feature
Article provided by Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

After more than a two-year hiatus, the WCB’s Return to Work Basics workshop is back and already booking in-person training dates.

The new and improved workshop features “refreshed” course materials and is also now available as a virtual workshop.

“It’s wonderful to be back providing Return to Work Basics in person with updated return to work resources,” says Kim Keating, Manager, Return to Work Program Services. “The initial feedback related to the new return to work materials has been very positive.”

“Looking to the future, we are excited to be adding a virtual version of the Return to Work Basics workshop to expand our reach and meet the needs of our customers that may not be able to attend in person”.

Return to Work Basics is the follow-up workshop to WCB Basics, which is currently being offered both in person and virtually.

While WCB Basics provides an overview of how to best work with the WCB, Return to Work Basics is a free workshop that helps attendees assess whether their workplace is making the most of its return-to-work program.

The Return to Work Basics workshop will help attendees gain an understanding of the basic elements and best practices needed to build effective workplace return-to-work programs to support workers with safe and suitable work.

Topics covered include:

  • What is a Return to Work Program?
  • Why establish a Return to Work Program?
  • Seven principles for a successful Return to Work Program
  • Return to Work challenges: strategies for success
  • Critical elements to building a Return to Work Program
  • When Return to Work is not possible.

“Every employer should take the time to send someone to this course. I would recommend this course to all of my peers.”  ─ Workshop Attendee

Both WCB Basics and Return to Work Basics are free workshops designed for employers, return-to-work coordinators, leaders/managers/supervisors, safety officers, lead hands, HR professionals, union representatives, disability coordinators, or anyone directly involved in the return to work of an injured worker.

See the available dates and register at wcb.mb.ca/training

For more information, call 204-954-4662 or 1-855-954-4321, ext. 4662 or email [email protected] .

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