This evaluation of an individual’s jobsite and/or workstation identifies critical physical demands required of workers to safely perform their job tasks.
An ergonomic assessment by our Certified Ergonomic Evaluator may include:
- rearranging the workstation or site to improve “the fit” between the worker and the workstation
- instruction in safe work techniques
- evaluation of tools, equipment and adaptive devices
An ergonomic assessment is recommended when a worker begins to show symptoms of any repetitive use injury, for employees who are returning to work, particularly after an extended absence related to an injury, and for workstations or sites which have had relatively higher incidences of work injuries.
- Reduces repetitive stress
- Improves posture in body mechanics
- Facilitates the healing process of an injured worker
- Reduces the risk of injury or re-injury
- Reduces the incidence of injury at certain stations or sites
Pre-Placement/Post-Offer Physical Screening
These screenings or assessments have a prospective employee demonstrate the ability to perform simulated tasks directly related to the job description to ascertain whether they have the physical ability to safely perform the functions of the job.
Since a disproportionately higher amount of work injuries occur in the first 6-9 months of employment, an initial Pre-Placement/Post-Offer screening can reduce Workers’ Compensation risks and improve worker performance.
Additionally, higher risk individuals can be identified and, as desired, recommendations for accommodation[s] developed.
- Reduces the risk of work-related injuries
- Provides a pre-injury physical baseline
- Ensures qualified employment candidates
For more information about our range of Occupational Health Services please click the link.
Contact Us Today
For more information about Redding Physical Therapy or to schedule your appointment today, you can call our office at 530-243-1102, or click the button below to leave a message for our staff after-hours.
At RPT our goal is to get you back to work, back to play and back to living…