The goals of functional pre-placement testing include

  • Matching a worker’s abilities to the functional demands of a job
  • Helping employers understand if they can accommodate experienced workers with functional limitations, and how to safely do so
  • Reducing on-the-job musculoskeletal injuries
  • Reducing work-injury costs for both employers and workers

Functional post-injury and return-to-duty testing:

  • Helps medical providers determine progressive work-readiness abilities
  • Clearly defines the limitations and capabilities of a worker returning to duty following an absence or injury

NOVA OHS offers two types of functional testing, based on a current functional job description. Screening for abnormal vital signs and other pre-existing conditions that could affect a worker during the evaluation or while on the job is typical.