- PRE-WORK TESTING
YOUR FIRST STEP TO REDUCING WORKPLACE INJURIES
MATCHING WORKER ABILITIES TO EMPLOYMENT DEMANDS
Undoubtedly your industry has standards - likely very high standards. This is why so many organizations invest large sums of capital to ensure they have a qualified and engaged workforce. Vetting potential hires to ensure they are the right fit for your organization is paramount to your ongoing success, but as any human resource professional knows, there is only so much information you can gain from a resume and interview. If the employment your organization offers requires someone to lift, push, pull, carry, kneel, stoop, squat, or anything else considered physically demanding, a standard hiring process will tell you very little about whether the individual you just hired is capable of safely performing their job.
Moving a 25 pound instrument from the floor to a 48 inch shelf may be a seemingly easy task for most individuals, but the balance, coordination, strength, and mobility required to perform this task could easily exceed someone's ability if he or she has a shoulder condition that you do not know about, and are not allowed to ask about in the hiring process.
When performed and administered correctly, pre-work testing is both a practical and EEOC-compliant way of ensuring your workforce consists of only of those individuals physically capable of performing the work they were hired to do. These tests can take place onsite at the place of employment, or in an offsite testing center depending on your location.
Worksite Health & Wellness is available to design and perform testing wherever your organization is located. Additionally, in the greater Salt Lake City area, Worksite Health & Wellness performs testing onsite, at our clinical locations, and at selected Medallus Healthcare clinics. This allows employers to have pre-work drug screens and physicals performed in conjunction with our pre-work physical abilities testing.
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