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Return to Work Fit for Duty Exams

Before an employee returns to work following an injury, illness, or surgery, you want to assess their capacity to safely perform their job. WorkSTEPS Return to Work Fit for Duty (FFD) testing is scientific and objective, and focuses only on the injured part(s) of the body used in essential job-specific tasks. Outcomes from WorkSTEPS Return to Work FFD evaluations will inform your dialogue with the employee about potential next steps, which may include returning to their job, returning to a different job at least temporarily and/or undergoing additional rehabilitation. Return to Work Fit for Duty testing can:
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  • Decrease work related injuries that can occur when an employee returns to a job before they’re physically capable of performing its essential functions
  • Decrease accident rates
  • Lower workers’ compensation costs
  • Decrease disruption to production when skilled workers become disabled due to re-injury

What You Get When WorkSTEPS Works for You

A Partner to Meet Your Specific Needs

WorkSTEPS Return to Work Fit for Duty Testing is essential to any injury management and return to work program. Our FFD evaluations can be used as a stand-alone service or paired with WorkSTEPS Post-Offer Functional Employment Testing to compare baseline data with data collected during the Return to Work FFD evaluation so you can more effectively manage your employee’s recovery and return journey. Additionally, our Return to Work FFD evaluations can be combined with our Transitional Duty Programs and WorkSTEPS DataHUB™ so we can more comprehensively work with you to manage your employees’ recovery and return.

Confidence You’ll be Compliant

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WorkSTEPS is committed to helping customers mitigate liability risk . Therefore, our testing programs are continuously reviewed and updated as needed to ensure compliance with the latest federal and state regulations, including EEOC, OSHA, DOT, CDL, ADA, Workers Comp, Disability, and more. Additionally, when used in combination with our Post-Offer Functional Employment Testing, our Return to Work FFD testing can limit employer liability for pre-existing conditions.

Data Driven, Clinical Expertise

Our rigorous testing process is administered by our trained and certified network of over 1,400 healthcare professionals nationwide, which ensures quality and consistency of our testing methods. Our trained healthcare professionals cumulatively perform thousands of tests each week. Each Return to Work FFD evaluation is tailored to the injured employee’s specific injury and role, and accurately evaluates their injured body part used in their job specific tasks. Our team relies on validated testing methods and data to ensure our evaluations are precise, accurate, and predictive, which gives you the confidence that injured workers who have been determined ‘capable’ of performing their job can return their job and perform it safely.

A Partner, Not a Vendor

At WorkSTEPS, we recognize the importance of an employee returning to work after an injury only when they are fully, physically capable of performing the essential functions of their job—for the sake of their health and safety, and the bottom line of your company. Let’s work together in helping your employees get back to work.

Contact the Return to Work Fit for Duty Professionals of WorkSTEPS

Want to be sure injured workers are physically capable of getting back to work, and safely performing their job? WorkSTEPS Return to Work Fit for Duty exams can help you determine if an employee is capable of performing the essential functions of their job so that re-injuries and undue accidents can be avoided. Contact us at (512) 617-4100 today to learn more.

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