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Every employment decision poses risk. Laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act have changed forever how employers qualify new hires and respond to injured workers.
WorkSTEPS® was developed to meet a critical employer need – to create medically safe, legally compliant, scientific, and objective means of matching a worker’s functional capabilities with the essential functions of the job.
WorkSTEPS®’ system of standardized, pre- and post offer, fit-for-duty, functional capacity, and upper quadrant/carpal tunnel tests is currently being utilized by employers nationwide.
Employers implementing WorkSTEPS® in their comprehensive prevention and work injury management programming are experiencing average work injury reductions of 50% during the first year of implementation with continued reductions in the second and third years. WorkSTEPS® clients can expect reduced modifier rates, reductions in lost time, increased worker productivity, decreased turnover, and diminished incidences of fraud and abuse. And the employees will be safer!
WorkSTEPS® establishes functional testing as a foundation for hiring, fit-for-duty, and return-to-work programs. WorkSTEPS® significantly reduces incidences and costs related to work injuries by:
Appropriately matching employees to the essential functions of the job
Expediting safe return to work
Supplying objective data that results in case resolution for disputed workers’ compensation cases
Test services include:
Upper quandrant/carpal tunnel evaluation
Functional capacity evaluations (FCE)