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Fitness for Duty Testing Offered Nationally Wherever Needed by Industrial Clients

No one in the nation has more expertise in the area of fitness for duty testing or has a better proven record of effectiveness. Many of our clients have experienced greater than 68% reduction of on-the-job injuries after using WorkSaver(sm) process with return on investments (ROI) in this program as high as 18:1! Saving one back, neck, or carpal injury will pay for years of WorkSaver(sm) functional testing. We have the references and statistics to substantiate our claims.

Let WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems help your company experience similar results that will result in higher retention rates, better job productivity, less injuries, less WC costs, less costly litigation, and higher profitability.

Call WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems today for a complete and concise proposal on how we can start this highly effective process for you.

WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems provides nation-wide, job-specific, ADA-compliant functional evaluations on employee applicants before job assignment (Post-Offer, Pre-Placement) and for return to work of existing employees (Fit-For-Duty) following injury, illness, or change in safe work capacity status.

The WorkSaver(sm) Functional Evaluation is 100% compliant with ADA and EEOC regulations to ensure avoidance of disparate hiring class discrimination based on gender, age, or disability.

The WorkSaver(sm) Fitness for Duty Evaluation offers:

  • A detailed pre-functional head-to-toe physical and biomechanical examination that is designed to carefully assess medical status and detect unreported medical conditions and symptoms.
  • Identification of pre-existing impairments.
  • Assessment of baseline functional capacities related to strength, aerobic capacity, balance, coordination, and flexibility .
  • Assessment of job-specific functional capacities such as lifting carrying, pushing , pulling, working in various postures, and stair and ladder climbing.

The Certified WorkSaver(sm) Evaluators:

The WorkSaver(sm) evaluation system is provided only by licensed physical and occupational therapists that specialize in biomechanical and functional assessments. WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems has developed and utilized this specialized functional testing protocol since 1991 (since ADA became law).

New hires undergo post-offer, pre-placement functional examinations that legally allow withdrawal of the job offer if an applicant cannot demonstrate abilities to perform the essential functions of the job safely.*

*Individuals with disabilities protected by the ADA will require administrative review for consideration of accommodations

The WorkSaver(sm) Functional Evaluation is a 100% ADA and EEOC-compliant functional testing process that avoids disparate discrimination based on gender, age, or disability. The methodologies are job-specific and based on validated essential physical demands described in comprehensive, detailed functional job descriptions developed by WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems ergonomic specialists for each client. Employers – Do not buy existing medical problems that become aggravated shortly after job placement or return to work and risk the safety of your employees. Make sure that each person can perform the essential functions of the job before they start working!

WorkSaver(sm) Fitness for Duty Evaluations are:

  • Safe, cost-effective, and highly effective in identifying workers who are unable to perform jobs safely.
  • Compliant with all EEOC and ADA legal requirements.
  • Accurate in identifying pre-existing impairments essential to reducing litigation.
  • Used to analyze post-injury recovery status to pre-injury baseline data to measure progress objectively.
  • Wellness programs for instruction on proper body mechanics and health.
  • Reviewed for quality assurance and statistically analyzed for the employer.
  • Court-tested with a documented track record for reducing WC costs.
  • Offered nationally by WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems WorkSaver(sm) Certified Affiliated Clinics where needed by clients.

Purpose of WorkSaver(sm)  Fitness for Duty Testing:

  • Determines physical abilities to safely perform the essential functions of a job.
  • Establishes baseline measurements and records pre-existing impairments.
  • Provides feedback and recommendations to employee regarding physical fitness.
  • Provides valuable training on proper body mechanics.
  • Provides framework for determining specific accommodations for ADA cases.

About WorkSaver(sm) Fitness for Duty Testing Methodology:

  • WorkSaver(sm) Protocol developed by Dr. Bunch and field-tested since 1991
  • Legal – 100% ADA and EEOC Compliant.
  • Court-tested, reviewed, and approved by labor attorneys.
  • Very safe method of assessing impairments and functional abilities. No injuries from testing ever recorded.
  • Pass/fail decisions based only on job-specific physical demands that are essential for the safe performance of the job.
  • Undergoes quality assurance reviews by WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems’ QA team of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.
  • WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems provides year-end outcome statistics to all clients.

Proven Outcomes of this Fitness for Duty Testing Program:

  • Reduced injuries
  • Improved medical management
  • Improved safety
  • Improved productivity

WorkSaver(sm) Functional Testing determines individual’s abilities to perform the essential functions of the job safely. – It does not diagnose disabilities. Many testing failures are unrelated to physical impairments, injuries or disabilities. Failures may be simply related to insufficient strength, flexibility, and/or aerobic fitness (e.g., couch potato syndrome). Applicants with high blood pressure, tachycardia (excessive heart rate) and /or symptomatic conditions that can be aggravated by the job are not tested and are not allowed to be placed on the job until these conditions are resolved.

WorkSaver(sm) Fitness for Duty Program Development for Clients Involves:

  • Physical Demand Validations of Jobs by WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems Ergonomic Specialists
  • Development of ADA-Compliant Functional Job Descriptions
  • Employer Review & Approval Prior tFinalization of Job Description
  • Identification of valid physical demand pass/fail criteria
  • Initiation of WorkSaver(sm) Fitness for Duty Testing
  • Proper selection of qualified employees
  • Reduced injuries & improved productivity

The WorkSaver(sm) Process Begins with Job Demand Validations and Development of Professional Functional Job Descriptions:

Prior to functional testing, WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems will perform physical demand validations of jobs to be tested and develop professional functional job descriptions. The validated functional job description forms the legal basis for WorkSaver(sm) Employee Testing and proper selection of employees. It is also invaluable for accurately developing effective light duty programs for RTW cases and determining ADA accommodations when needed.

For information, contact WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems 800-414-2174

WorkSaver(sm)Quality Assurance Ensures Excellence Second to None:

All WorkSaver(sm) reports undergo quality assurance reviews by a WorkSaver and Licensed Practical Nurses. WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems is the only functional testing specialty practice that offers this level of quality assurance to its clients. The entire WorkSaver(sm) process is designed to be a complete turnkey operation for clients that will simplify the entire process and ensure total success of the program.

The WorkSaver(sm) Fitness for Duty Network:

Employers may use any of our numerous WorkSaver(sm) Affiliate Clinics located nationally or designate locations where services are needed but not presently covered. In response, WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems will locate and certify qualified clinics in these designated areas. Using this method, WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems provides the opportunity for employers to choose the locations where they want their employees to be tested.

For information, contact WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems 800-414-2174

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WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems
478 Corporate Dr.
Houma, LA 70360