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).