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WSCC Releases New Code of Practice on Return to Work

The Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) in the North West Territories announced the release of a new Code of Practice on Return to Work (RTW) Programs.

The code outlines the key components and steps to develop a RTW program. These include:

• safe modified duties,
• alternate work,
• adjusting workloads to accommodate a recovering worker,
• maintaining the safety of co-workers.

The code, along with the WSCC Employer's Guide to Return to Work, gives stakeholders a comprehensive resource to understand their legal obligations. It also shows best practices in implementing their legislative requirements.

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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