What does it mean to be Fit for Duty?

To be Fit For Duty is to be mentally, physically, and emotionally able to safely perform necessary work tasks. It is a requirement of all employees, especially those who perform safety sensitive tasks to be Fit For Duty.
Fit For Duty Mental State

Mental State

Alert & Aware
Sound mind
Good decision making skills
Ability to problem solve
Fit For Duty Mental State

Physical State

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Well rested
Unimpaired by any substance
Uninjured
Healthy
Fit For Duty Mental State

Emotional State

Calm
Focused on the task at hand
Good communication skills
Undistracted by personal issues
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If at any time you believe yourself or someone else on a job site to be impaired, STOP WORK IMMEDIATELY and report it to your supervisors, management, safety or HR

What is considered a “Safety Sensitive Position or Task”?

Any job or work task that if not performed safely would risk injury to yourself, co-workers or the general public or damage to the environment or property.

At-Height work

Work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury.

Hot Work

Is a process that can be a source of ignition when flammable material is present or can be a fire hazard regardless of the presence of flammable material in the workplace.

Driving

Includes driving to and from work sites, for deliveries or for work related meetings.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED A “SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION OR TASK”?

Operating Equipment

Interacting with any machinery or equipment has potential for serious injuries or fatalities if they are not used and maintained properly.

Dealing with Hazardous Materials

These are dangerous products that may cause short- or long-term health problems or damage to the environment.

Operating Public Transportation

Includes land, sea and air.

2017 U.S. Occupational Safety Highlights

4,414
PREVENTABLE DEATHS

In addition to preventable workplace deaths there were 733 homicides and suicides that occurred in the workplace in 2017

$161.5 B
IN COSTS

Workplace injuries costs include wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, administrative expenses, motor vehicle / property damage, and employer

4.5 M
WORKPLACE INJURIES

Includes medically consulted injuries that occurred through the US in 2017

Zero Tolerance for Workplace Impairment

Impairment is most recognized as drugs and alcohol use, however, it can also be from other things like: stress, family trauma, money troubles, personal or work relationship issues, anger or emotional instability, workplace or personal arguments, fatigue, vertigo, mental or physical Illness Impairment may cause you to be NOT Fit For Duty.
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