So, you’re considering adding a Functional Fitness Evaluation program to your organization. Or you already have one but are looking for more facts! It’s always valuable to expand your knowledge of occupational health testing. Check out these 5 facts about functional fitness evaluations below!
A functional fitness evaluation (FFE) is a series of tests, conducted in a clinical setting, that mirror the physical demands of a specific position. We develop these tests based on a customized analysis that documents all the physical requirements of the position.
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Organizations can utilize FFEs at other points in the work cycle as well. Two other work cycle occurrences include pre-transfer testing and post-injury return to work testing. Pre-transfer testing makes sure employees can handle the different functional fitness demands of a new role before injuries happen. Post-injury return-to-work testing ensures that team members are ready to return to work after injury and that the organization is providing proper accommodation. This is important to prevent the risk of re-injury.
The return on investment is proportional to the number of lost-time injuries avoided. Therefore, even if 10% of evaluations identify candidates as being unfit, but an injury is prevented from occurring, employers can expect a return on investment of $3 saved for every $1 spent. In other words, a single injury prevented over a two-year period results in a 300% return on investment.*
*With a workforce of 1,000 and average turnover.
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