IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

The return-to-work coordination practices of large Québec companies


Numerous strategies have been developed to facilitate the return to work. Some studies have shown that the presence of a return-to-work coordinator helps reduce the duration of prolonged disabilities and the related costs by ensuring cooperation among employers, insurers and healthcare providers. While this coordinator role is recommended in much of the literature, the actual practices of persons who hold such positions in Québec companies are still virtually unknown.

The general objective of this study is therefore to provide an overview of return-to-work coordination practices in large companies in Québec. To achieve this objective, an online survey will be conducted of persons directly involved in coordinating the return-to-work in Québec companies with 500 or more employees.

The study will identify persons involved in return-to-work coordination in large companies in Québec and document their tasks, knowledge, and skills, as well as the factors facilitating and hindering their practices.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2012-0005
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2016
Research Field: Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Marie-José Durand (Centre d'Action en Prévention et Réadaptation de l'incapacité au Travail)
  • Iuliana Nastasia (IRSST)
  • Marie-France Coutu (Centre d'Action en Prévention et Réadaptation de l'incapacité au Travail)