Pre-Employment Medicals – An examination completed by either a physician or occupational health nurse, which concludes if an individual is medically fit for work. This can include drug and alcohol testing as well as, biological screening. Depending upon the age of the worker, or the specific position they are being hired for, various ancillary testing may be required by Occupational Health and Safety Legislation. This includes testing such as: spirometry, audiometry, ECG and/or laboratory testing. These can be completed both on and off site.
Covid – 19 testing - In response to industry demands for rapid screening of Covid-19, FIT For Work offers a rapid Covid-19 Antigen test. Antigens are molecular structures present on pathogens, and stimulate an immune response within our bodies and the development of antibodies. Testing for Covid-19 antigens allows us to identify individuals who currently have a Covid-19 infection, whether symptomatic or not, by detecting the presence of antigens from the Covid-19 pathogen.
Testing can assist Employers looking to mitigate the risk of infection on their worksites through rotational testing of their employees, or through pre-site access testing. In an effort to mitigate reintroduction of the virus from foreign nations, Antigen testing is also required by many countries for pre-access. As such, our rapid Covid-19 antigen testing meets the pre-access requirements for many countries that require a Covid-19 antigen testing prior to travelling in their country and is recognized by Air Canada.
FIT For Work utilized the Rapid Response™ Covid-19 Antigen test. This is a lateral flow test device, utilizing in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleoprotein antigens. This testing device is Health Canada approved with 100% diagnostic Specificity and 90.2% diagnostic Sensitivity. Results from testing are available within 15 minutes of the collection of anterior nasal secretions.
Pre-Employment Functional Screening – An assessment of the evaluees physical ability to safely perform specific job tasks.
Medical Status Examinations – Testing can include urine, saliva and/or hair follicle testing which can be used to identify the presence of a variety of drugs and alcohol. Results can be instant (express) or lab based pending request.
Health Surveillance - Monitors the health status of workers to gather data about the effects of workplace exposures and to use the data to prevent illness or injury. Evaluations such as audiometric testing, spirometry, blood analysis etc are common screening assessments.
Second Medical Opinions – Medical assessment provided to the examinee by a physician who acts in an advisory role to confirm fitness to work, rehabilitation requirements or major illness confirmation with recommendations provided to facilitate recovery.
Independent Medical Evaluation – An examination that is performed by a physician not involved in the care of the examinee for the purpose of clarifying issues associated with a medical or legal disability claim. This is an impartial, unbiased and objective assessment in which no physician/patient relationship or privilege exists.
Wellness Clinics & Vaccinations – Can include administering flu shots, isometric testing such as height, weight, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, etc. Clinics can be tailored depending on request. Education is provided during individual assessments.
Access to Medical Specialists – FIT For Work has access to Physicians specializing in the areas of Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Cardiology, Neurology, Chiropractic, Dermatology and Orthopedic Surgery.
Medical Evaluations Section A or B – Independent Medical Evaluations are examinations performed by a physician not involved in the care of the examinee for the purpose of clarifying issues associated with the case. These are impartial, unbiased and objective assessments in which no physician/patient relationship or privilege exists. The sole purpose is to provide information to the requesting client and clarify issues associated with the claim and it is usually a one-time event. However, follow up appointments can be arranged for section B files. A timely and accurate report is written for this type of medical assessment. Submission of referral questions with these referrals is helpful in ensuring you get the best report.
Impairment Rating Assessment – When a claimant reaches maximum medical recovery the degree of permanent impairment can be determined through assessment and review of the medical file. It is expressed as a percentage of total permanent impairment of the whole person.
Independent Physiotherapy and/or Chiropractor Assessment – FIT For Work has access to a variety of specialists including Physiotherapists and Chiropractors who can perform independent assessments and comment on need for ongoing rehabilitation.