The goals of functional pre-placement testing include:
Matching a worker’s abilities to the functional demands of a job
Helping employers understand if they can accommodate experienced workers with functional limitations, and how to safely do so
Reducing on-the-job musculoskeletal injuries
Reducing work-injury costs for both employers and workers
The goals of functional pre-placement testing include:
Helps medical providers determine progressive work-readiness abilities
Clearly defines the limitations and capabilities of a worker returning to duty following an absence or injury
Medical Clearance AND Functional Clearance:

MOH offers two types of functional testing, based on a current functional job description. Screening for abnormal vital signs and other pre-existing conditions that could affect a worker during the evaluation or while on the job is typical.

Work Performance (Work Simulation) Testing (WPT)

WPTs are another tool to assess job fitness, particularly for jobs with special demands, such as working on ladders, crawling, pushing or pulling. Based on the principles of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, functional testing is effective in assessing pre-existing conditions involving the hands, feet, elbows, neck, ankles and other parts of the body. They also become “teachable moments” – where job candidates and workers returning to a job after an extended absence can be coached in proper body mechanics relevant to their job.

See how to prepare for your work simulationPOST-OFFER PHYSICAL ABILITY TESTS FOR CITIES

Contact Info

Phone: (651) 968-5300


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