Individualized post-offer testing ensures employers that their new employees are safe to do the essential functions of the job they were hired to do. Comprehensive medical information is obtained. This includes any pre-existing conditions, injuries, restrictions or illnesses. Each test consists of job specific tasks which must be performed safely by the candidate. The job specific tasks are based on a thorough and comprehensive Job Demands Analysis(JDA) which includes observation, lift and force measurements, interviews with supervisors as well as employees. We use NIOSH lifting standards and candidates are instructed on proper body mechanics and safe lifting techniques while participating in the test. As a result, there are no surprises about what it is like to perform the job when the candidate completes the test.
There is no better way to treat injuries than to prevent them before they occur. Post-offer Pre-employment testing has been proven to prevent and reduce workplace injuries. If employers are not testing their employees, they are buying their next worker's compensation claim. Employers have the ability to take control of their worker's comp costs as well as take care of their employees through functional, individualized testing. This testing is defendable in court and is designed and implemented in accordance with Canadian Human Rights legislation.