Return to Work

When your employees are out of work for three or more days due to a personal illness or injury, Axiom Medical’s Return to Work Plan can help. Our comprehensive case management ensure employees are on an effective treatment plan to aid in prompt recovery. Prior to returning to work, we facilitate fit for duty or functional capacity exams to verify employees can safely resume physical job duties.

Custom-Tailored Return to Work Plans:

Axiom Medical can develop customized Return To Work Plans for businesses with policies and procedures designed to expedite safe back-to-work through employee absence management and functional testing.

Benefits For Employers:

  • Decreased productivity loss because of employee absence
  • Reduced work-related illness and injuries
  • Lower workers’ compensation cost
  • Decreased healthcare costs
  • Lower workplace accident
  • Improved productivity
  • Lower production disruption caused due to re-injury

Benefits For Employees:

  • Access to certified healthcare professionals
  • Customized treatment plans to champion recovery plan to heal and recover fully
  • Post-recovery Fit-For-Duty tests to ensure a safe return to work
  • Fully monitored health conditions to avoid re-injury
  • Long-term injury case management and partial disability benefits

How Axiom Medical’s Return to Work Clearance Works?

Our Axiom Medical nurses act as a guide for the injured employee throughout the entire recovery journey while also keeping the employer updated on his/her return status. In addition to evaluating an employee’s current disability and establishing appropriate treatment plans, the Axiom Medical team also manages all the necessary documentation, such as FMLA forms.

As a part of our Return-To-Work-Clearance Program, our team of registered nurses will determine when your employees are safe to return to work with a Fit For Duty Exam (FFD).

Fit for Duty Exam:

Employers must test their employees’ performance through clinical tests before returning to work, following an extended absence due to illness, surgery, or injury. Axiom Medical’s return-to-work Fit For Duty test helps:

  • Employers determine if their employees can safely perform the essential job functions post-illness or injury.
  • Such Fit for Duty exams test the injured body parts used in essential job duties.
  • These evaluations will also help employers determine the next steps, including the employee’s return to his job, temporarily doing another job, and/or undergoing additional rehabilitation.

When Can An Employer Require A Fit For Duty Test?

Decrease work-related injuries that can occur upon an employee’s return to work with Fit For Duty exams. We encourage employers to conduct such testing under the following circumstances.


Fit-for-duty exams or tests are an essential part of a safe return to work after an injury. These return-to-work-clearance exams are conducted for employees following treatment, but prior to rejoining the workforce.  Company-based fit-for-duty exams performed for return to work are often referred to as “return-to-work or return-to-work-clearance exams.”


Sometimes, employers may perform a Fit For Duty exam to evaluate an employee’s physical fitness capabilities for labor-intensive roles.  Such a pre-employment exam determines if the employee is physically and/or psychologically fit to safely perform tasks, including but not limited to lifting heavy objects overhead, maneuvering into small spaces, crouching, and bending for prolonged periods.

Axiom Medical Return to Work After COVID-19:

With Axiom Medical’s CheckIn2Work and Contagious Respiratory Illness Assessment, managing the coronavirus disease outbreak at the worksite is easier than you think. In addition to workplace screening, Axiom Medical’s application can also record testing results as a part of the return to work process.

Upon recognition of a positive test result or development of symptoms, the Axiom Medical team will stay in touch with your employees to help them recover.  Axiom Medical Certified Workplace Programs assist employers with getting back to business safely, while following CDC guidelines.

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"We have an incredible safety record; no OSHA recordables for the 6 years I’ve been here and I attribute that to Axiom’s involvement.

The nurses are so wonderful and so attuned to the Employees and help them return to work safely after an injury. They listen very well and the education is the most important. Our employees and managers love them.

Thank you for all that you do."

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