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What is a Fitness for Duty form?
Recently, a client called to ask about an employee who had complained about a back and shoulder injury.  The employee told his foreman that he did not feel that he was physically capable of performing his normal work duties as a construction laborer due to pain.  He asserted that it was a workers’ compensation case......
OSHA Recordability for employee injuries – test your knowledge
The OSHA general recordability criteria are listed in Section 1904.7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and every non-exempted employer should carefully review the criteria so that the requirements are followed, but that injuries are not over reported.  Over-reporting of employee injuries will create a higher injury rate, and may lead to a...
Required Post Offer Medical Examination leads to EEOC Lawsuit
A Southern Indiana manufacturing services company refused to hire or provide reasonable accommodations to a class of job applicants because of medical information it obtained during pre-employment medical examinations, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed on October 19, 2016. According to EEOC’s l...
CMV Drivers and the Medical Examiner National Registry
Carriers and CMV drivers should be knowledgeable about the creation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry), a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program.  All commercial drivers whose current medical certificate expires on or after May 21, 2014, at expiration of that certificate must be exa...
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