There are countless benefits to those who utilize pre-employment testing to identify and hire candidates who are capable of carrying out physically demanding jobs. From injury prevention, to cost savings, and even creating a longer lasting workforce, there is a lot to be said for employing a pre-hire screen prior to employing a new applicant.
That message made it to the front cover of the September 2016 issue of EHS Today magazine. ErgoScience President Deborah Lechner shares her thoughts on the ever-changing workforce and workplace and their impact on slips, trips and falls injuries with reporter Stefanie Valentic:
"In my observation there are both changes in the workforce and changes in the work environment that are influencing this dramatic increase in slips, trips and falls," she says. "It's not just the environment or the workers; it's the two things together."
To learn more about preventing these types of injuries in the workplace, read the full article, The Right Balance: Using Physical Abilities Testing to Reduce Injuries.