There is an emerging trend in heavy industry to ensure workers are physically/functionally capable to meet the demands of strenuous jobs. This trend comes in response to the safety concerns of a long-standing history of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) in the workplace, in fact MSIs account for more claims than any other injury over the last decade. With increased awareness of available tools to better manage staffing placement according to physical/functional ability; the industry is turning to Functional Fitness Evaluations as a means to enhance safety performance’s most fundamental key performance indicators. This session is aimed at helping employers understand the “do’s and don’ts” of introducing functional fitness evaluations with a clear and simple guideline to best practices.
1. National Work Injury Statistics Program (NWISP). Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada. Web. 15 Apr 2013.
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