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 Information for Sick or Injured Workers


What symptoms should keep me at home?

  • A fever over 38°C in the last 24 hours with a new/worsening cough or shortness of breath
  • Vomiting and/or Diarrhea of a probable infectious etiology

Call Employee Health Safety & Wellness (EHSW) for any of the above illnesses. Communicable diseases MUST be reported to EHSW as per the Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols for Ontario Hospitals in compliance with Regulation 965, Section 4, Public Hospitals Act.

These Include:

  • Adenovirus Conjunctivitis
  • Herpes Simplex oral/orofacial infection or herpetic whitlow
  • Influenza · Meningitis · Mumps
  • Pertussis/Whooping Cough
  • Rubella · Scabies
  • Varicella - Chicken Pox/Shingles
  • Vomiting &/or Diarrhea either

What happens when I get sick at work?

  • If required seek first aid/ medical attention through EHSW during business hours
  • Speak with your Manager/Supervisor or On-call Supervisor after hours to determine if you need to leave
  • If you are leaving work due to any of the above illness leave a message on the sick line Credit Valley Hospital (CVH) ext 5975,
    Mississauga Hospital (MH) & Queensway Health Centre (QHC) ext 3799

Non-Work Related Injury/Illness

  • Inform your unit and Manager/Supervisor prior to your scheduled shift as per department policy and maintain contact on a regular basis
  • Your Manager/Supervisor may require that you provide a medical note for any absence to EHSW at any time

When I am absent for 3 or more scheduled shifts:

  • Notify your department and Manager/Supervisor
  • Medical documentation is required to support your absence

When I am absent for 5 or more scheduled shifts:

  • Notify your department and Manager/Supervisor
  • Notify EHSW , they will provide forms to be completed by your physician in order to obtain the medical documentation necessary to support your continued absence, this is due in 5 business days

It is your responsibility to seek and receive proper medical treatment during your absence. Ongoing medical documentation supporting the absence will be required.

Returning to Work

  • Before you return to work you must present medical documentation to EHSW for clearance to return to work
  • A "Return to Work Authorization" form will be sent electronically to your Manager/Supervisor

Work Related Illness/Injury

All Work Related incidents must be reported to your Manager/Supervisor and EHSW immediately. If the department is closed please leave a message on the sick line CVH ext 5975 MH & QHC ext 3799

  • Seek proper first aid /medical attention in a timely manner
  • Complete an Incident Report
  • Inform your Manager, Supervisor and WSIB Consultant of any changes in your condition
  • The hospital provides injured workers with safe and suitable modified work

Planned Surgery

Contact/Visit EHSW prior to planned surgery to review process

Modified Work/Work Accommodation

All modified work and work accommodations must be coordinated and approved by EHSW

  • Supporting documentation will be required to assist in determining any accommodation request
  • Disability related accommodation to facilitate your return to work will be coordinated by EHSW

Personal Issues

  • Please contact your Manager/Supervisor/Human Resources
  • Employee Assistance Program is available, contact EHSW, your Manager/Supervisor or Human Resources

References and Related Policies:

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA)
Attendance Awareness & Support Program
Ontario Hospital Association-
Communicable Diseases Surveillance Protocols -
Sick Leave and Absence Policy

Employee Health Safety & Wellness

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 07:30-15:30

Credit Valley Hospital
Tel: (905) 813-3975
Fax: (905) 813-4542

Mississauga Hospital
Tel: (905) 848-7283
Fax: (905) 848-7180

Queensway Health Centre
Call ext 7283 to book an appointment
Fax: (416) 521-4160

Health Tips

  • Perfumes and scented products can have a negative impact on personal and patient health
  • Keep your immunizations up to date
  • Get your flu shot each year
  • "Exercise to Energize' - aim for 30 minutes daily
  • Wash/Sanitize your hands frequently
  • Don't come to work if you are sick
  • Take your vacation! You've earned it
  • Do the "Sleeve Sneeze"
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Think Safety in the Workplace; Report and Correct Hazards!
  • Don't short change your sleep needs

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