A Fitness for Duty Exam is an evaluation by Minnesota Occupational Health (MOH) to determine if an employee is physically or mentally able to perform the essential functions of a position. Such an exam can be required when an employee is returning from a long-term sickness or injury or when an employee claims that they are unable to perform certain functions of a job or the manager believes that the employee cannot perform the essential functions of the job. A Fitness for Duty Exam can also be used when an employee’s medical care giver provides incomplete or contradictory information. By partnering with MOH, you can be confident that trained, dedicated providers will work with you and the employee to ensure that they can safely perform their duties again and can return to work without risk of re-injury. Following a thorough review of the treating provider’s records, a targeted examination seeks to answer the question, “Is this person fit for duty?” and / or “Would accommodations by the employer likely be necessary?” Minnesota Occupational Health offers a detailed, considerate fitness-for-duty examination process that abides by stipulated regulations such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). To learn more or to schedule and exam, please call us at 651-968-5300 or contact us here.