The WorkSTEPS® program has become a critical part of an organized and systematic business model that is automated, validated, measurable, and offers a predictable return on investment. Companies that begin using WorkSTEPS® experience significant and immediate results – typically a 40-to-50 percent reduction in Workers’ Compensation claims and related costs over the previous year, with continued reductions thereafter.

What are the benefits?

Employers that begin utilizing the WorkSTEPS® program experience the following benefits:

  • Decreased turnover
  • Increased worker productivity
  • Safer work environment
  • Reductions in lost time
  • Diminished incidence of fraud and abuse
  • Reduced modifier rates and Workers’ Compensation premium
  • Reduction in Group Health costs

WorkSTEPS® content-valid functional employment testing includes pre-employment post-offer testing, post-employment fit-for-duty testing, upper quadrant/carpal tunnel testing, return-to-work fit-for-duty, and functional capacity evaluations (FCE) post-injury.


Post Offer Employment Testing

Pre-Employment Post-Offer Testing represents the core of the WorkSTEPS® program and is administered to determine whether or not a job candidate can safely perform the essential functions of the position he or she has been offered. This test is administered after an official offer of employment has been made, but before the candidate officially begins work in the capacity of his or her new position. The comprehensive Pre-Employment Post-Offer test includes the following components:

  • Medical history review with a clinician
  • A series of comprehensive medical measurements
  • Strength measures
  • Dynamic lifting & progressive lifting sequence
  • Cardiovascular measures
  • Essential job functions testing demonstrating the capability to safely perform the essential functions of his or her job.

The information gathered through the post-offer employment testing will document and quantify pre-existing conditions and cumulative traumas, and is invaluable when used as a baseline for comparison should there ever be an injury and/or rehabilitation necessary.

Job Analysis

Physical Ability Validity Evaluation (PAVE)

Our WorkSTEPS® Director uses the PAVE technology to create a legally defensible job description and a pre-employment physical test that is valid. It standardizes, automates, and provides accountability throughout the entire hiring process.

Our PAVE certification provides employers validity as determined by EEOC Federal Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures.