Addressing safety and health issues in the workplace saves the employer money and adds value to the business. Recent estimates place the business costs associated with occupational injuries at close to $170 billion - expenditures that come straight out of company profits. With an ever increasing aging workforce that is less conditioned than ever before combined with a constant threat to the employer of “pre-existing” conditions, hiring and retaining qualified and physically “able” workers is one of the greatest challenges employers face today.
A properly implemented physical screening process provides security in the placement of workers who will be able to meet the physical demands of the job and continue to be injury free in the workplace.
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