Worksite Assessments (WSAs) assess a worker’s ability to perform a task.
This is especially needed if a worker has suffered an injury or illness and it is unclear whether he/she can perform the task without risk of further injury.
With a WSA one of our fully qualified physiotherapists performs a complete review of the physical, cognitive, environmental and interpersonal aspects associated with a worker’s job. A thorough assessment is also performed on the worker to evaluate his/her physical and cognitive abilities associated with the tasks involved. A detailed report is then written outlining the assessment findings and subsequent recommendations.
Physical Demand Assessments
Physical Demand Assessments (PDAs) involve a thorough review of the physical demands of a selected job or task and is often prepared prior to pre-employments screening, so that the screening can be effective.
Pre-employment screening at Entire Health focuses on the physical abilities of the applicant and matches these with the demands of the job, to make sure that the new employee can cope with these demands and will not be an injury risk. We then give our recommendation as to the suitability of the potential employee.
Our psychologists also can perform behavioural and personaility assessments to further ascertain that you are hiring the right person.
We do not undertake screening involving employment history verification, reference checking, criminal history checks, or qualification verification. However we can arrange this with one of our strategic alliances.
With an ergonomic assessment our physiotherapists look at an individuals workstation and identify risk factors that may lead to injury. This involves assessment of all aspects of the workstation, (e.g. chair, desk, computer) and how it relates to the worker. The assessment also looks at the worker and the various postures he/she has to get into to complete their tasks.
A detailed report is then written to outline the solutions to any problems assessed, and assistance is then given to undertake these changes.
Functional Capacity Evaluations
A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a process of analyzing an individual’s current physical and functional status providing results which determine whether a worker can return to work, and in what capacity that might be possible (e.g. modified duties). It also provides clear and objective guidelines regarding the worker’s abilities or limitations which can then assist in the development of a successful rehabilitation and return to work program.
A very detailed report is written detailing all findings and recommendations.
The purpose of a Risk Assessment is to identify ergonomic risks associated with a job or task. The quick screening tools we use at Entire Health enable us to assess the risk of injury to your workforce from any specific task. We can then ascertain whether any modification of the task is required to reduce or eliminate risk. These modifications can range from quite drastic to quite easily achieved. We can then assist with the modifications if required.