Ask A Pro - Are you really fit for duty?
- By David Saxon, MD
- Apr 27, 2018
Q: Are you really fit for duty?
A: To be fit for duty an employee must be able to perform the tasks of a job safely, securely, productively and effectively. The Fit for Duty Program objectively evaluates the physical and functional demands of a job in order to objectively assess the abilities of the worker. This evaluation is for new hires, job transfers, injured workers or those returning to duty.
Once in place, the Fit for Duty Program is a resource for training and education. It helps determine ergonomic safety and it’s an excellent tool to help physicians navigate physical therapy and return to work restrictions. The program has been shown to decrease injury-related medical expenses and reduce the number of injuries overall.
Is the Fit for Duty Program right for your company? Call Sanford OccMed at (888) 600-2378 to learn more.