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The Do’s & Don’t of Functional  	Fitness Evaluations

The Do’s & Don’t of Functional Fitness Evaluations

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.[1] 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.