Human Performance Evaluations

HPEs are another tool to assess job fitness, particularly for jobs with special demands, such as working on ladders, crawling, pushing or pulling. Based on the principles of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, HPEs are effective in assessing pre-existing conditions involving the hands, feet, elbows, neck, ankles and other parts of the body. They also become “teachable moments” – where job candidates and workers returning to a job after an extended absence can be coached in proper body mechanics relevant to their job.

NOVA OHS offers physical examinations that can identify underlying medical conditions that could impact a worker’s health and safety. If a condition is identified, NOVA OHS providers will refer workers to their primary care provider.