The WorkFit System℠

Reducing, Lowering Workers' Compensation claims with WorkFit

At last! A PROVEN strategy to REDUCE workplace injuries and LOWER your Workers' Compensation claims and $$$$!

Our cost-containment strategy helped a Fortune 1000 company SAVE $540,000* in Workers' Compensation claims payouts!
How? By REDUCING their annual Workers' Comp CLAIMS a FULL 69.0%!

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*To request a detailed 8-pages PowerPoint verifying this - prepared entirely by this client's insurer (not OHS) - click here

TWO amazing-but-true FACTS about Workers' Comp claims:

"NEW-HIRES ARE 3X MORE AT RISK OF INJURY in their FIRST 30 DAYS on the job than workers WITH 12 MONTHS OR MORE job experience." (Institute for Work & Health 2008)

"75.6% of an average company’s Workers’ Comp claims and costs are caused by only 7.4% of the average company’s workforce!" (Quebec International Task Force 1994)

REGARDING JOB PLACEMENT OF "NEW-HIRES", MULTIPLE NATIONAL STUDIES CONFIRM THIS: Varying only to the degree of physical effort and stress associated with the job, from 8% to 15% of NEW-HIRE candidates have a prior medical history of physical limitations that might affect their SAFE performance of a new job position.

It is this 8-15% of NEW-HIRES, if placed - but not "properly" (i.e., "reasonably accommodated") - that often succumb to an early on-the-job injury that results in an early (within first 90 days) Workers' Compensation claim!

These "early" NEW-HIRE injuries often are NOT SOLELY the hiring company's fault. A NEW-HIRE'S early injury in your "new" workplace is often simply - BUT EXPENSIVELY - an exacerbation of a previous on-the-job injury incurred while working for a previous employer.

It is your NEW-HIRES with otherwise "unknown", pre-existing physical limitations - that will most likely sustain an early (within their first 90 days) on-the-job injury. Per the U.S Department of Labor, this is even true of "new" workers that are ALREADY "1-3 YEARS EXPERIENCED" in that exact same job position!

It is your NEW-HIRES that make up the majority of your on-the-job injuries and Workers' Compensation and other medical costs, year after year after year.

The WorkFit System℠ TARGETS your "NEW-HIRES"! After you provide your candidate with a "conditional offer of employment", The WorkFit System℠ comprehensively evaluates each new-hire's overall physical fitness. The WorkFit℠ evaluation uses more than 70 metrics to measure your candidate's (1) physical ability to perform the specific physical functions of (2) the specific applied-for position SAFELY- i.e., without INJURING themselves in your workplace!

The WorkFit System℠ utilizes the 21st Century technology of Interactive Voice Response (IVR) to collect this information. Your new-hire candidate dials an 800 number from any landline or cell phone anywhere in the USA or Canada and answers 70+ physically-related health questions. Those include queries related to the conditions of their eyesight, hearing, lungs, shoulders, arms, hands, upper back, lower back, legs, feet, any phoebias, any medical operations, any use of prescriptions, any chronic health problems, hospitalizations, and many more- i.e., a full head-to-toe evaluation of their ability to physically perform the job, and without injuring themselves.
  • WorkFit℠ follows all ADA guidelines and requirements EXACTLY.
  • WorkFit℠ provides you with a definitive, economical, effective way for you to detemine "if" your new-hire candidate will need any "accommodation" to perform the essential functions of the job without injuring themselves.
  • WorkFit℠ also enables you to screen-out those job candidates with a high-risk of early injury due to (and otherwise "unknown" to you), a pre-existing physical limitation. Exacerbating a pre-existing physical limitation in a new job is a common cause of early on-the-job injuries.

Here, though, are our "Most Frequently Asked" Questions:

1Can you "prove" that using The WorkFit System℠ can result in reducing Workers' Compensation claims 69.0% and lowering Workers' Compensation costs 87.6%?
Yes, we can; it's been done! Reducing Workers Compensation claims an optimum "69.0%" is certainly an ideal goal. Unfortunately, it requires perfect hiring and placement circumstances and WorkFit℠ will definitely help you toward that end. Here is a verifiable field-proven example: One of our WorkFit℠ subscribers - specifically: North America's (U.S./Canada) largest manufacturer and distributor of their type consumer product - DID experience a "69.0%" year-to-year result in reducing Workers' Compensation claims in a "pilot" test program. They undertook their pilot test at their own expense and their insurance company - not OHS Inc. - monitored their results.

*Click here to request the detailed PowerPoint report of these results this client's insurance company (not OHS) prepared.

Reducing Workers' Compensation claims by fully sixty-nine percent (69.0%) also led to their lowering Workers' Compensation payouts by 87.6%. Claims payouts of $621,000 in the previous year were reduced to only $77,000 in the WorkFit℠ pilot year.

*Click here to request the detailed PowerPoint report of these results this client's insurance company (not OHS) prepared.

Their total cost (or more correctly stated: their total "investment") of reducing their Workers' Compensation claims payouts by $540,000 was...$25,701! That was the exact amount OHS Inc. invoiced them for The WorkFit System℠ during their pilot program, physically evaluating 659 new-hire candidates (@ $39 each) and reducing Workers' Compensation claims payouts by more than $540,000! This company shared their PowerPoint report of all those details with OHS Inc. and gave us permission to share it with others. If you'd like to receive a full copy of the detailed, 8 pages PowerPoint summary this company's insurer prepared to monitor and document the results of their WorkFit℠ "test" program, please call OHS Inc. at 1.800.456.4647 ext. 205 (Ed Poole). Or, if you prefer, just request it right now.
2Does an employer have a "legal right" to require a pre-placement physical evaluation of a job candidate?
Yes, absolutely! That is, AFTER a formal "Conditional Offer of Employment" has been tendered to a job candidate! EVERY EMPLOYER HAS THE LEGAL RIGHT to require the "new-hire" to take and pass a physical evaluation as a "condition of placement".
3Why is WorkFit described as a Workers' Compensation claims reduction "system"?
"The WorkFit System℠" represents much more than a post-offer pre-placement physical evaluation alone. It additionally incorporates a comprehensive but simple to follow Workers’ Compensation cost-containment strategy (i.e., "system") for your company. WorkFit℠ was developed in 1998 under the guidance of Dr. Michael Wald. As the former Medical Director for Chevron USA, McDonnell Douglas, Blue Cross of California and other mega companies, Dr. Wald's 31 years of experience processing more than 300,000 physical evaluations formed the foundation for The WorkFit System℠.
4Is WorkFit℠ legal for my company to use?
Yes, absolutely! Frankly, ANY post-offer pre-placement physical evaluation (not just our "WorkFit℠) IS legal for your company to use. That is, "as long as" its methods FULLY COMPLY with all ADA guidelines for such evaluations. Our WorkFit System℠ does that, 100%!
5Really? How can I be certain The WorkFit System℠ is 100% ADA and 100% EEOC compliant?
In December 2010, The WorkFit System℠ received a very favorable review from the attorney for the Jobs Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) specializing in Workers' Compensation issues. A copy of the review can be requested. Request review by JAN Letter To-date, more than 130,000 WorkFit℠ evaluations have been performed for companies in Canada and the USA in the years since our launch of The WorkFit System℠ in 2001. Neither OHS Inc. nor any of it WorkFit℠ subscribers has ever been served with a "Failure to Hire", "Wrongful Termination" or any other type lawsuit by a worker (or by their hiring company) as a result of a worker's WorkFit℠ post-offer pre-placement physical evaluation. Yes, The WorkFit System℠ is a 100% legally SOLID physical evaluation program!

Questions?

Our offices Are Open 8am-5pm (PST) Mon.- Fri. Give us a call then and we will answer them for you! Please call: 1.800.456.4647 ext. 205 Or, use our convenient Contact page!

MORE ABOUT THE WORKFIT℠ SYSTEM

The WorkFit℠ evaluation report you receive is a single page. It is presented in easy-to-understand layperson's language, NOT in difficult-to-interpret medical jargon. The report's summary will assist you in consistently making SAFER placement decisions. You will always know - in advance - if your new-hire is a good, "SAFE" placement prospect, OR instead, if you should consider placing them only "with accommodation", OR perhaps...rescinding their job offer and not placing them at all

Our Workers' Compensation cost-containment strategy identifies, quantifies, and advises you of any pre-existing physical condition(s) of your new-hires that can lead to their early injury in your workplace. WorkFit℠ ensures that you DO know of any such limitations AND it enables you to determine WHAT conditions to consider in "accommodating" them to prevent their injury.

  • WorkFit℠ will enable you to consistently make CORRECT and SAFE placement decision, resulting in fewer injuries by your new-hires and reducing Workers Compensation claims.
  • You do NOT need to be a doctor or "medically" qualified in any way in order to interpret our reports; presented in easy-to-understand "layperson" terms. WorkFit℠ STRICTLY follows all ADA guidelines for making and reporting medical evaluations of a job applicant under post-offer pre-placement circumstances.
  • Our WorkFit System℠ will enable you to determine - BEFORE PLACEMENT - if your job candidates are physically fit - or unfit - per the ADA guidelines (29CFR Part 1630)- "[...]to fulfill the essential and marginal functions of the position".
  • Your new-hire candidate's WorkFit℠ evaluation report will normally be available and sent to your company's designate within four (4) business hours All WorkFit℠ collected medical information (including "filtered” health information not initially pertinent therefore not reported to you) is archived for future utilization to help defend your company against any later Workers' Compensation claims.

The WorkFit System℠ Report Pricing:

WorkFit℠ pricing is $45-$39 per evaluation report...a sliding scale based on the number of reports we generate for your company monthly/annually.
  • But, consider this: our special OHS Inc. "Multiple-Services Client" Flat Rate: $38 ea.*
*Our Special OHS "Multiple-Services-Client" Flat Rate is $38 per-report price. That's no matter how "few" reports (no minimum) are done for your company monthly/annually. This rate automatically applies for all of our WorkFit℠ subscribers that also utilize OHS, Inc. for at least "one" of our multiple other workplace services that we provide nationwide - in all 50 states - including employee drug testing, our online OSHA-compliant Respirator Exams, or our online Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion training.

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