Do you have a detailed list of job demands for each of your job titles? Did you know that you could be losing money in workers’ compensation costs because you don’t? Did you know you could be at risk for complaints of unfair hiring practices?
Analyzing a job for its physical demands requires more than just saying that it is “heavy” or “light”. A detailed list of the job demands includes as much data as possible regarding the amount of pushing, pulling, squatting, walking, lifting, sitting, fine motor work, cognitive skills, etc. that employees may be required to do as part of their job description.
Contact us for a free evaluation of your current job descriptions strengths and weaknesses.
Hiring only the people who can really do the job
Worried that your hiring process may be called into question under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Are you noticing that a group of employees seem to keep getting injured or have a high turn-over rate?
Having a detailed job analysis is the first step to creating safe and legal post-offer screens. Post-offer screens or functional capacity evaluations give you the chance to see if the employee’s abilities match what the job requires. If you hire someone who cannot lift 30 lbs. repeatedly for a job that requires them to load 30 lb. boxes all day, you are asking for an injury, lost productivity and high rates of turn-over.
Want to know if you should be doing post-offer screens? Send us your current job descriptions and at no cost we will let you know if we see the warning signs.
Reduce workers’ compensation and post-injury losses
Having trouble getting employees back to work after an injury? Getting an employee back on the job site quickly after any injury, whether it is a low back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or neck strain, is crucial to ensuring that they will return to work at all.
Using detailed description job demands, we create a form for the doctor to fill out to state exactly what an injured employee can do. Because you already know exactly what each job in your facility requires, you can rapidly assess where that employee will fit back into the worksite. This reduces the amount you pay out to the employee for sitting at home, improves the chances of the employee returning to work, and demonstrates to the staff the company’s commitment to keeping people on the job.
Effective therapy for rapid return to work
Work conditioning or work hardening programs provide a safe and efficient way to recondition an employee for return to work after an injury. The best programs use your detailed job description to formulate a treatment plan that focuses on what your employee really needs to return to the job at full work capacity.
Functional cCapacity Evaluations (FCEs) test your employee’s capabilities for safe return to work. Having a detailed list of everything your employee has to be able to do allows the expert to test only what is needed. This saves the time and the money you will lose trying to interpret generic evaluations and proving to attorneys why the person can or cannot return to full duty.
Contact us for a free on-site consultation to see if we can help you reduce lost time and money.