Safe and productive returns to work are expedited through the evaluation of the physical abilities of injured employees and the physical demands of their full-time and transitional jobs. Future injuries are reduced by ergonomically matching the work and the environment to the worker’s physical and psychological needs.
Job Analysis/Physical Demand Analysis
Physical Demands Analysis provides a biomechanical description of the essential functions of a job and the physical demands required to perform them.
- Defines the essential functions in an ADA-compliant fashion
- Identifies and quantify tasks to perform essential functions
- Matches the physical abilities of employees with job demands
- Facilitates consistency of treatment and decrease over-utilization
- Changes the focus from Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) to Return-To-Work (RTW)
Ergonomics provides an analysis to reduce risk for preventive and case-specific situations. Ergonomic evaluators consider productivity, posture, health and safety, and cost benefit perspectives that enable employees to stay at work or return to work.
- Recommendations to reduce risk factors or correct posture issues
- Allows an employee to return to work from a repetitive stress injury
- Minimizes the chance of a re-injury
- Prevents medical-only claims from progressing to lost time
- Assists in accommodations
Return-To-Work (RTW) programs provide a predefined step-by-step process in returning employees back to full-time jobs through transitional tasks.
- Develops RTW Policy and Procedure Guide
- Forms and letters to assist with RTW
- Physical Demand Analysis of full-time positions and transitional tasks
- Integrate medical management services into RTW
- Integrate with employers’ current processes and partners