The Preventive PLUS Fitness-For-Duty Examination is a cost-effective mean of protecting your valuable human resources. Healthy employees contribute more to the success and productivity of your company than any other single asset.
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.
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.
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
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
Frequent injuries or near-misses
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 details
- Personal medical 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
Extremities-strength, range of motion
Neurological-mental status, cranial nerves, motor and sensory, and reflexes
Pulmonary Function Testing
I have reviewed the results of the medical evaluation of the above-named individual. I recommend that this individual:
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.
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.
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.
Has been deferred pending receipt of information from the employee’s private medical physician.
Have the following restrictions or limitations when the employee is placed on duty: