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Pre Placement Test ADA and EEOC Wheelchair Worker

Pre-Placement Tests and ada/eeoc

Both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have strict rules regarding what can and can’t be expected of potential workers during pre-placement tests. They limit the use of these tests to specific situations to prevent discrimination. If a job requires a functional test, it must be given to every employee offered a job for that job title. 

    Types of Pre Placement Services Doctor Exam

    Types of Pre-Placement services

    There are many different types of pre-placement tests, but every kind of pre-placement test must meet all ADA and EEOC requirements. Test components vary depending on what each job requires a worker to do. Concentra performs a variety of pre-placement tests, including DOT physicals and drug testing. At Concentra Physical Therapy, the pre-placement test we most commonly perform is a “Human Performance Evaluation,” or HPE.

    About HPES

    About HPEs

    HPEs test an applicant’s ability to physically perform certain actions. They are used for both pre-employment and return-to-work testing. At Concentra, an HPE typically includes:

    • A review of the workers’ medical and occupational history
    • A medical exam
    • An evaluation of functional tasks such as lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling

    Because we only test for things that will keep the job applicant from safely performing their job, this type of screening is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

      Benefits of Pre Placement Services

      Benefits of Pre-Placement Services

      The biggest benefit of pre-placement testing is workplace safety. Research has also shown that pre-placement tests reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), lost work days, and employee turnover. A 2003 study by Littleton found a cost savings of $18 per $1 spent on screening. 

      Pre-placement tests can save you in the long run. Fill out our form to learn about your options.