Reduce workers’ compensation-related costs more than 75%

What is CRT?

Cost Reduction Technologies (CRT), now provides an effective method for not only controlling but also reducing workers compensation costs.

CRT’s technology measures muscle strength and range of motion for knees, shoulders, and lower back. Using patented measurement equipment and a proprietary algorithm CRT can predict a person’s fitness for duty and susceptibility to a sprain and strain injury.

This ADA compliant technology allows companies to: ‰

  • Predict and avoid serious strain and sprain injuries before you hire ‰
  • Objectively establish return to work or fitness for duty readiness ‰
  • Validate treating physician’s work restrictions

Types of CRT Tests

  • Pre-employment—a strength and agility test that matches an applicant’s physical capability to the job’s physical demands.
  • Post-injury assessment—employee is tested after reporting a strain or sprain injury and results validate existence of injury and provide guidance to treating physician.
  • Fitness for duty—prior to returning to work following work related or non-work related injury or leave this objective test ensures that worker has attained the strength to safely perform regular job functions.
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation—an objective, thorough measurement typically conducted following a severe injury or when the worker’s rehabilitation and recovery is slower than expected.
  • Pre-separation baseline—Before retirement, layoff, facility closure, or other termination establish the employee’s physical condition as a baseline in case the separated employee files a workers’ compensation claim.
The frequency of knee, shoulder and back sprains and strains was 62% below the average of two control DCs and >73% below the temporary service agency providing workers to the test location.
Reduced frequency of sprain and strain claims by first year employees from 22% before testing to 1% post-testing.
Reduced MSD injury frequency and severity due to overexertion 76% over three years. Reduced overall workers compensation claims by 65%.
Of 475 tested and hired employees 15 reported first year MSD injuries with costs of less than $7,500. 86 untested employees during the same year reported injuries with costs over $870,000.

Pre-employment tests prevent claims before you hire

The CRT pre-hire, pre-offer test is a strength and agility analysis that matches an applicant’s physical capability to the job’s physical performance requirements.
By determining the physical match prior to hiring you stop the liability of injury before you employ.

Valid test result

Professional test administrators view each test performance on a computer screen. They make a visual assessment of the test by comparing the consistency of the graphed results. At the end of the test data are transmitted via Internet to CRT for evaluation. Pre-employment test results are returned to the client in 1 minute or less, shortening the hiring process.

Post-injury tests indicate return-to-work

Cost Reduction Technologies (CRT), now provides an effective method for not only controlling but also reducing workers compensation costs.

CRT’s technology measures muscle strength and range of motion for knees, shoulders, and lower back. Using patented measurement equipment and a proprietary algorithm CRT can predict a person’s fitness for duty and susceptibility to a sprain and strain injury.

This ADA compliant technology allows companies to: ‰

Invalid test result

Since muscles have no memory, variations and inconsistencies in force curves indicate the patient’s failure to give maximum effort—a clear indication of malingering.

ADA compliance

This objective test complies with ADA/EEOC regulations.

  • The ADA permits strength & agility testing (29 CFR 1630.14).
  • A physical agility test is not a medical examination under the ADA and can be conducted pre-offer.
  • Employers can legally refuse employment to applicants who do not demonstrate the ability to perform essential job functions.
  • CRT test equipment will accommodate most body types and sizes.