Ensuring employees can physically handle the job.
Physical Capacity Profile
Have you ever wondered if a new hire really had the strength and fitness to do the job they were hired for?
Concerned about a new employee bringing an old injury to their position within the company?
Ever wondered if an employee was really ready to return to the same job after an injury?
Matching physical abilities to the physical demands of a job, creating a cost-effective efficient work force.
The Physical Capacity Profile Testing System helps employees by:
- Reducing injuries by ensuring employees have the physical strength to safely perform their job responsibilities.
- Reducing workers compensation exposure by documenting impairments that an employee brings with them to the workplace, per the American Medical Association (AMA) Guides.
- Providing pre-injury baseline measurements on an employee allowing treating professionals to expedite the rehabilitation process.
Research has demonstrated that measuring the physical forces or the essential functions of a position and matching an employee's physical strength to those job responsibilities significantly reduces injuries in the workplace. Employers that hire people without the strength needed for their positions create unwanted exposure for themselves and possible long-term negative conditions for an employee. Cost conscience management knows that fewer lost work days due to workers compensation claims will result in increased productivity and profits. Minimizing the risk of injury assists employers in reducing one of their fastest growing expenses, workers compensation.
Department of Labor's Dictionary of Titles Integrative Employee Placement
- LEVEL 1 – Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently. Involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing.
- LEVEL 2 – Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Required walking or standing to a significant degree; or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls.
- LEVEL 3 – Medium Work Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
- LEVEL 4 – Heavy Work Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.
- LEVEL 5 – Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly.