Presentation on theme: "FFD Fitness/Wellness Proposal"— Presentation transcript:
1 FFD Fitness/Wellness Proposal IAFF Local 1426Safety CommitteeCommissioned June 5, 1999Presented July 26, 2004
2 Side Letter of Agreement by and between the Town of Fairfield and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1426Both parties agree to open the contract specifically and exclusively to make the following language change to “ARTICLE XXXIX – HEALTH”, Section 5 and new Section 6; all existing language shall remain. The Town and the Union agree that both parties will reevaluate this program after a six-month period. Either party may request a reopener of Section 6 at that time.ARTICLE XXXIX – HEALTH
3 NEW LANGUAGESection 5 The Town shall provide and pay for a complete baseline physical examination deemed acceptable to both the Town and the Union in accordance with AMA standards by a physician selected by the Town. The Town shall pay…Section 6 Effective August 1st, 2004, the Town shall provide and pay for the Fairfield Fitness/Wellness Program as agreed upon with the Union, to include the SHU Wellness Program administering individualized assessments and exercise/wellness prescriptions, as well as reassessment after twelve weeks, for all members of the bargaining unit; said training program shall be mandatory and non-punitive. Prior to the start of the program each member shall receive a complete baseline physical exam deemed acceptable to both the Town and the Union per Section 5 above, and be medically cleared to participate in the program; they will be sent on duty to receive their physical, and the Town shall be notified only of the member’s fitness for duty.
4 Effective September 1st, 2004, each day shift will have time scheduled for physical training; on two of the three days one hour will be set aside for "In House" mandatory physical training, and the remaining day will have a one hour physical training session at the YMCA per Section 2 above. SHU staff will provide periodic evaluations and Fitness/Wellness seminars on an ongoing basis at SHU or the Elias Fire Training Center during scheduled training hours. A department wide evaluation report will be sent to the Chief's office so the progress of the program can be tracked; only the overall program will be evaluated, and no names or individual results will be contained in this report.OLD LANGUAGESection 5 The Town shall provide and pay for a complete physical examination annually by a physician selected by the Town. The Town shall pay the…Section 6 No existing language.
5 Physical Exams Extensive Exam “Fit for Duty” Certification Rehabilitation Plan
7 Fit for Duty Certification Date_______________Name____________________ “Fit For Duty” This individual is fit to performhis/her normally assigned duties___ “Not Fit For Duty” This individual is NOT fit toperform his/her normallyassigned dutiesDoctor, Please initial the proper fitness classification and sign below.Examining Physician_____________________________
8 Rehab Plan FIRE DEPT PHYSICAL Not Fit For Duty Fit For Duty ADM LEAVE ON DUTYREHABMD REEVALNot Fit For DutyFit For DutyAPPEALNot Fit For DutyFit For DutyFD ADMINDPW/BOERETIREMENT
9 Physical Exam Benefits Ensures Fitness for Duty of All MembersCatches Medical Conditions EarlyRehabilitation Planned For“Administrative Leave” – Not SL, IL, etcSupports Workers Comp ClaimsDocuments On-Duty Injuries/ExposuresAlready Working (HazMat Techs)Currently Vulnerable w/No Rehab
10 Physical Exam Risks No OT During Administrative Leave Difficulty Proving Appeal w/Own MDDiscovering Medical ConditionsUnwanted Transfer to Admin/DPW/BoEForced Retirement (v LODD)
12 Assessment Tests MD Referral/Physical Exam Informed Consent Medical HistoryRisk FactorsResting Data: HR & BPIndividualized Test Selection
13 Assessment Tests (cont.) Exercise Tests:Treadmill, Bike or StepLong-jump, Sit-up, Push-up or Wall-sitFlexibility (Sit & Reach)Diet & Body Composition Tests:3 Day Food DiaryBody Mass Index% Body FatPerceived Stress Test (DUKE Health Profile)
14 Exercise Prescription Target Heart RateTarget IntensityType of Program:AerobicWeightStretchingTailored to Individual Needs
15 Wellness Program Health & Wellness Counseling 3 Educational Seminars Interpretation of Diet & Perceived StressReferral to Dietician/Counselor as Needed3 Educational SeminarsBenefits of ExerciseStress Management TechniquesDiet & Nutrition
16 Re-Assessment Assess Outcomes Evaluate Personal Goals Establish New Goals As NeededContinue to Provide Health & Wellness Education As Needed
17 Fitness Program Conducted By Director of ProgramRegistered DieticianStress Management CounselorQualified Health Care Providers (Exercise, Stress & Diet Seminars)SHU Trainers
18 Fitness Program Benefits Improved Fitness & FlexibilitySHU Trainer Assessment & EvaluationIndividually Tailored Fitness Program & Dietary RecommendationsEducational Seminars on Exercise, Diet & StressOngoing Departmental Fitness Training
20 1995 Contract Proposals: L1426 Safety Comm Implementation of NFPA 1500Annual Medical Exams for All Fire FightersSCBA Mask/Regulator & Radio for All FFSerious Fitness Program: Facility, Nutrition, TrainerLieutenant on E4 & L2OSHA 2 in/2 out: 4 Persons Dispatched to IDLHPC Aide Job DescriptionMax 12-year-old Front Line Apparatus (15 Reserve)FD Safety Committee Chaired by Safety OfficerMinimum of 6 Training Days per Year
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