Fitness-for-Duty Exams

FITNESS-FOR-DUTY EXAMINATIONS

The Preventive PLUS Fitness-For-Duty Examination is a cost-effective mean of protecting your valuable human resources.

Fitness-For-Duty Examinations

Healthy employees contribute more to the success and productivity of your company than any other single asset.

Fitness-For-Duty Examinations

Fitness-For-Duty Examinations

The Preventive PLUS Fitness-For-Duty Programs are a comprehensive medical / clinical examination of an employee when the extent of a medical or psychiatric condition is unknown or possibly untreated.

A Fitness-For-Duty Examination will provide a detailed report addressing the referring manager’s questions and concerns relating to the employees' fitness for work.

Fitness-For-Duty Examinations

What Does Fitness-For-Duty Mean?

Fitness-for-duty means that an individual is in a physical, mental, and an emotional state which enables them to perform the essential tasks of their work assignment in a manner which does NOT threaten the safety or health of oneself, co-workers, property, or the general public at large.

Fitness-For-Duty Examinations

Triggers for Fitness-For-Duty

  • Post job offer physical exams
  • Return-to-work (FMLA, ADA, STD, LTD, WC injury/illness)
  • Observed behavior with objective evidence of a problem
  • Employee expresses concern or requests job accommodation
  • Medical surveillance exams

Employee factors

  • May be minimizing health problems
  • May be exaggerating health problems
  • May be seeking excessive sick-leave or unpaid leave
  • May be trying to return-to-work too quickly
  • Excessive number of errors in job tasks
  • Reduced productivity
  • Frequent injuries or near-misses

Employer / Supervisor factors

  • Desire to minimize health risk to employee and company liability
  • Desire to maintain safety of co-workers
  • Concern for public interest or safety
  • Clarify poor job performance vs. a legitimate health issue
  • Observed health problems on the job (e.g. low blood sugar episodes; seizures; falling asleep)

Fitness for Duty Examination

Fitness-For-Duty Examinations
Personal Medical History
Occupational History
Review of Body Systems
Height, weight, pulse, blood pressure
Head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
Chest - heart and lungs
Cardiovascular-performed by stethoscopic examination
Abdomen - liver, spleen, kidney and hernia
Musculoskeletal system
Extremities-strength, range of motion
Skin
Genitourinary System
Neurological-mental status, cranial nerves, motor and sensory, and reflexes
Audiometric Testing
Laboratory Analysis
Drug/Alcohol Testing
Electrocardiogram
Vision Testing
Pulmonary Function Testing
Stress Testing

Fitness-For-Duty Examinations

I have reviewed the results of the medical evaluation of the above named individual. I recommend that this individual:

  1. has no medical condition that would place the individual at increased risk of health impairment from work when conducted under the conditions of adequate training and a health and a safety plan.
  2. has been advised to seek medical evaluation with his/her private physician for, or is currently being treated for, a medical condition which will not interfere with placement into the current position.
  3. has been advised to seek immediate consultation with his/her private physician. The employee has been advised to contact this office after the evaluation has been completed.
  4. has been deferred pending receipt of information from the employee's private medical physician.
  5. have the following restrictions or limitations when the employee is placed on duty:

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