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Legally Compliant Functional Testing System

Testing to match the right people with the right jobs…

Eliminate Fraud and Abuse, Reduce Turnover, Increase Productivity, Prevent Injuries

Every employment decision poses risk.  Laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act have changed forever how employers qualify new hires and respond to injured workers.

WorkSTEPS® was developed to meet a critical employer need—to create medically safe, legally compliant, scientific, and objective means of matching a worker’s functional capabilities with the essential functions of the job.

WorkSTEPS® system of standardized, pre- and post-offer, fit-for-duty, functional capacity, and upper quadrant/carpal tunnel tests is currently being utilized by employers nationwide.

Employers utilizing WorkSTEPS® in their comprehensive prevention and work injury management programming are experiencing average work injury reductions of 50% during the first year of implementation with continued reductions in the second and third years.  You can expect reduced modifier rates, reductions in lost time, increased worker productivity, decreased turnover, and diminished incidences of fraud and abuse.  And, your employees will be safer!

WorkSTEPS® established functional testing as a foundation for hiring, fit-for-duty, and return-to-work programs.  WorkSTEPS® significantly reduces incidences and costs related to work injuries by:

  • Appropriately matching employees to the essential functions of their jobs
  • Expediting safe, early return to work and
  • Supplying objective data that results in case resolution for disputed workers’ compensation cases.

Test Services

  • Post Offer
  • Fit-For-Duty
  • Upper Quadrant/Carpal Tunnel Evaluation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
  • Sincerity of Effort – X-RTS
  • Pain Validity—EMIS

NOTE: Implementation in the NG/PEI program will offer a premium discount.

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