Functional Capacity Evaluation and Preemployment Screening

  • Elizabeth Chapman
  • Anne M. Felts
  • Matthew Klinker
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Post-offer employment testing programs reduce musculoskeletal injuries, reduce claims costs, decrease turnover, and are cost-effective. They also provide a baseline of the candidate’s functional abilities which is useful should an injury occur in the future. It is important to consider the legislation that affects the development and management of the program. Clinicians looking to develop these programs for employers need to ensure they have the knowledge, skills, and training related to physical demands analysis, functional assessment, and test validation. They should also understand the applicable legislation that governs this type of testing and is capable of program development and management of such a program.


Pre-employment screening Post-offer screening Post-offer employment testing Preplacement functional assessment Baseline testing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Chapman
    • 1
  • Anne M. Felts
    • 1
  • Matthew Klinker
    • 1
  1. 1.Workforce SolutionsBTE TechnologiesGreenwood VillageUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Andrew McIntosh
    • 1
  1. 1.CremorneAustralia

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