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Pre-Employment Strength Testing

Hiring employees who are capable of performing the physical demands of the job is the best way to avoid soft tissue injuries to the shoulder, back, and knee associated with workers who lack the strength or by workers whose previous injuries have not been fully rehabilitated.
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Safety Services

Paying for a third back surgery because a recently hired employee reinjured a back injury not fully rehabilitated is expensive and frustrating.

Horton Safety Consultants offers pre-employment strength testing services capable of matching the physical capabilities of the applicant to the physical demands of the job with 98% accuracy. This ADA compliant technology takes 15 minutes to complete and provides test results immediately. Employers who use the technology experience a drastic reduction in soft tissue injuries among newly hired employees and a significant reduction in workers’ compensation premiums.

Pre-employment strength testing is available at Horton’s headquarters in Orland Park, Illinois.

Who Should Be Tested?

Pre-hire

All applicants hired to perform physically demanding work.

Post-injury Return-to-Work Evaluation

By testing employees before they return to work, the test will determine whether your employees are once again fit to perform their previous functions.

Determine Claim Legitimacy

When employees are tested prior to hire, post-injury tests can be compared against a baseline to determine actual extent, if any, of the injury. Additionally, the technology can identify when an employee is faking the extent of his or her injury.

Are You Hiring A Worker Comp Claim?

15%

of all “unfit” for the job are missed by traditional screening standards during post-employment testing.

1%

of traditional screening applicants rejected.

16%

of pre-employment screening applicants are rejected.

About Safety Training Programs

Safety Consultants, the Horton Group’s safety consulting firm, has formed a partnership with Cost Reduction Technologies, the industry-leader in isokinetic testing, to offer highly effective pre-employment strength testing at our locations in Orland Park, Illinois.

We helped one of our clients implement strength testing and the outcomes were quite successful.

Schedule a Pre-Employment Test

$143,859

Average cost for a head & neck injury

$77,876

Average cost for a knee injury

$103,763

Average cost for a shoulder/upper arm injury

A comprehensive safety program and risk assessments gather the information necessary to establish the quality and effectiveness of an organizations’ safety and risk management programs.

Our proprietary SAFE Assessment evaluates 10 critical elements of a client’s safety and risk management program; lagging indicators, hiring practices, accident investigation and injury management comprehensive safety program and risk assessments gather the information necessary to establish the quality and effectiveness of an organizations’ safety and risk management programs. Our proprietary SAFE Assessment evaluates 10 critical elements of a client’s safety and risk management program; lagging indicators, hiring practices, accident investigation, and injury management programs, leading indicators, management programs, written programs, training programs, safety observation and audit programs, work area safety practices, and transportation-related safety programs.

The SAFE assessment provides the client with a roadmap for improvement while recognizing the strengths in their current program and practices. This valuable tool can also be used in the marketing of a client’s commercial insurance program by providing underwriters with the extensive and valuable information they need to price the insurance programs, leading indicators, management programs, written programs, training programs, safety observation and audit programs, work area safety practices, and transportation-related safety programs.

The SAFE assessment provides the client with a roadmap for improvement while recognizing the strengths in their current program and practices. This valuable tool can also be used in the marketing of a client’s commercial insurance program by providing underwriters with the extensive and valuable information they need to price the insurance.

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Jason Haas, Taft-Hartley Expert