New web service for employers – ESRTW plans on-line
Monday, December 9, 2013

Employers who complete early and safe return-to-work (ESRTW) plans can now complete and submit these plans through connect, the Commission’s web portal. This new web service will improve the information and data collected for ESRTW and help manage the work-to-recover process. 

This new web service also meets the Commission’s commitment to offer more on-line service to our clients. The new service will be available automatically to the over 4,000 employers already registered for the Commission’s web services. To sign-up for connect, visit and complete an application form.  

The paper ESRTW form has also been re-designed to improve the information collected and help manage the work-to-recover process. The new form can be downloaded at  

Here are some features of the new ESRTW web service:

  1. Employers can submit forms at their convenience and forms submitted through the web are complete and more accurate, thus reducing follow-up.
  2. A copy of the submitted form is saved in the connect system for easy access. 
  3. Employers are prompted with specific questions so that critical ESRTW data is captured to facilitate the return to pre-injury process.  
  4. Employers confirm on the form that the worker has participated in the development of the ESRTW plan.  
  5. A checkbox has been added to indicate worker involvement – the checkbox replaces the worker signature and will reduce delays associated with workers who are physically separated from supervisors/employers responsible for ESRTW plans.
  6. The new form will facilitate a more timely submission to the Commission and ensure the work-to-recover process involves the worker and employer.
  7. The changes to the form – both paper and web – will provide more information to assist the Commission to ensure ESRTW progress is occurring.

If your organization has a connect account, contact your Employer Administrator to get access to this new service.