According to the National Safety Council, the cost of workplace illnesses and injuries totals nearly $200 billion a year. As part of this equation, the government factors in such variables as workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, new employee recruiting and training costs, lost productivity, equipment repair and even legal expenses. In fact, workplace injury is so rampant that U.S. employers pay nearly $1 billion per week on workers’ compensation benefits alone.
The truth is that most on-the-job injuries can be prevented with the proper assessment and implementation of injury prevention measures. Not only do employers owe it to their employees to provide a safe work environment on a moral basis, but healthy workers will also make a workplace more productive and profitable. In addition, a workplace with fewer illnesses, injuries and accidents is definitely a better place to work.
Post Offer Employment Test (POET)
Design, Development, & Validation
Hiring new employees can be seen as both reward and risk for the growth of a company. Ultimately the goal is finding the right candidate(s) to meet the job requirements. Employment testing of the prospective candidates is certainly nothing new and many laws pertaining to the fairness of these practices exist today. Yet, fairly new is the practice of employers using Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) to find whether the candidate can meet the physical demands to perform the essential functions of the job.
On Site Therapy offers Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) development and consultation services. With over 20 years’ experience developing POET programs across various industries throughout the United States and Canada, and with many of those being Fortune 500 companies; we have the experience and expertise to assist in building legally compliant programs. Clients include both regional and national employers accounts and we can work with existing healthcare providers across the country.
On Site Therapy Consultations
On Site Therapy can play an important role in keeping the workplace injury-free by visiting the workplace and assessing the environment for potential hazards. Our protocols cover all major job categories where intervention and better standards may be needed, including office workers, manufacturing, healthcare, food processing, transportation, construction and utilities. We have worked with Fortune 500 companies across the industry spectrum, helping them enhance worker safety and reduce injuries.
Tax benefits may also be available to businesses for investment in wellness programs and education.
On Site Therapy works with employers across various industries in sharing best practices for injury prevention. Analysis of work methods is required to observe current practices as well as job/position requirements. With an understanding of the essential functions and physical demands company-specific injury prevention will be provided. Typical sessions will be 60 to 90 minutes in duration and provide education on basic anatomy, body mechanics, and practical problem solving.