Injury prevention is the cornerstone to a holistic Workers’ Compensation program. Through Bardavon’s Job Analysis (JA) and Post-Offer Employment Testing (POET) services, employers can ensure that workers are:
- Placed in jobs that they are physically capable of performing, and
- Injured workers are ready to return full-duty work.
Job Analysis (JA)
Identifying the physical demands and essential functions of a specific job is critical to preventing workplace injuries. The JA identifies these key elements for specific job tasks. When JA information is used in the measurement of patient progress, decisions can be made by all stakeholders regarding when or if an injured employee should be returned to full or modified duty.
Post-Offer Employment Testing (POET)
This testing allows an employer to ensure that a newly hired worker is able to safely engage in the physical demands of the work-specific tasks prior to the first day on the job. A POET may also be used for a current employee who is transferring to a new position. By ensuring employees are physically able to complete required job duties, employers are able to reduce the number of on-the-job injuries and assign job tasks that match employee’s capabilities.