For Immediate Release
Fit for Duty
Do you have concerns that your employee or that you yourself may not be ready to return to work follow an injury? Let WorkMed conduct a Fit for Duty Evaluation.
WorkMed’s Fitness for Duty program focuses on an employee’s ability to perform their job. Fitness for Duty Evaluations can be extremely helpful to the employer in the following situations:
1.) Evaluating the employee at risk for aggravating their medical condition by returning to work sooner than medically appropriate; thus increasing the employer’s liability.
2.) Evaluating the employee who remains out of work for their medical condition longer than necessary, potentially resulting in higher cost to the employer.
3.) Evaluating the ability and safety of an individual who is having difficulty working due to a medical condition.
WorkMed’s goal is to help employers decrease the likelihood of an employee having a longer than expected disability, as well as reducing injury when the employee returns to their normal work duties.
WorkMed focuses on an employee’s recovery, helping them stay at work or to safely manage their return to work.
WorkMed’s Fit for Duty program uses knowledge of your work environment and an employee physical examination to accurately define the employee’s physical restrictions and limitations. The result is a work plan enhancing the health and well being of the employee. Using Fitness for Duty, employers will see the following benefits:
- Employees staying at work with reasonable accommodation
- Employees returning to work sooner after illness or injury
- Decrease cost to employer
- Decrease in sick time
- Decrease in overtime
- Decrease in disability use
- Decrease in use of per-diem employees
- Decrease in fear/anxiety
- Decrease in stress to supervisors and workers
- Decrease in depression
To schedule an appointment for a Fit for Duty Evaluation, please contact WorkMed at 207-753-3080 or email us.