Fit for Duty

Fit for Duty encompasses many different policies and programs. The bottom line is that and employer has a legal obligation to provide a workplace that is free from recognized hazards. In doing so, a company needs to asses work tasks and ensure that employees can perform the tasks without causing themselves or others around them physical harm. Fit for Duty begins with us developing your policy statement and incorporates the following:

Post Offer Medical Evaluation

Medical Evaluations are an effective way for companies to protect themselves from prospective employees that do not meet the physical demands of the job. Evaluations are conducted post-offer, but prior to beginning of work. Prospective employees are screened within 3 business days of the job offer. Persons who refuse to consent to medical evaluation or who don’t meet the physical requirements of the position, will have the job offer revoked and will not be eligible for any other positions covered by this policy.

Drug Free Work Place Policy and Program

When it comes to workplace substance abuse, small to medium-sized companies have big disadvantages. They are less likely to have programs in place to combat the problem. The good news is that companies have enormous power to improve the safety and health of their workplaces and employees by implementing drug-free workplace programs that educate employees about the dangers of drug abuse and encourage individuals with related problems to seek help. These types of programs help reduce occupational injuries and illnesses and send a clear message that employers care about the safety and health of their employees.

Functional Capacity Evaluations

The program is designed to be convenient for employers and employees. The program fully conforms to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines for application in regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We provide employers with assistance through program design, implementation, and ongoing support while positioning local healthcare providers to be valuable partners to employers in their community.

The program’s comprehensive Functional Capacity Evaluation includes the following components:

  1. Medical history revealing any prior injuries (occupational-related, motor vehicle, trauma, or other) and pertinent medical problems or conditions.
  2. Comprehensive musculo-skeletal evaluation including assessment of range of motion, strength, posture and joint integrity.
  3. Assessment of cardiovascular status including recovery condition, risk profile, blood pressure and heart rate.
  4. Static strength evaluation of the back and extremities.
  5. Dynamic strength evaluation of the back and extremities.
  6. Job specific or job simulation components which include instruction on proper body mechanics and lifting techniques.
  7. Vision and hearing screening.
  8. Optional Components:
    1. Risk profile for repetitive stress injuries, i.e., carpal tunnel.
    2. Employment and Background Screening
    3. Health Risk Assessments
    4. Behavioral and Personality Assessments