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Fitness for Duty Considerations and Risk Management Techniques

9/2/2014| Reference Number : 44.0| Human Resources, Insurance/Risk Management | Fitness for Duty | | Return|

There’s a simple way to avoid many risk management claims like worker’s compensation, bus accidents and regulatory citation: Don’t put the wrong worker to work.
The “wrong worker,” is anyone who is physically unable or unfit to perform essential job functions. Creating and following a Fitness for Duty program at your company can help you identify workers who should not be behind the wheel, turning a wrench or assisting special needs students in an out of the seat. In doing so, you can protect your employees from injury – and your company from your next claim. This was the message delivered at this summer Annual Convention Workshop hosted by Grace Bradley Kelly, MBA, SPHR from RC Kelly Law Associates, LLC. Grace spoke to a full classroom detailing the implementation and how to use of compliant Fitness for Duty Program.

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