Cardiovascular Issues and the Ability to Work

Cardiovascular medical conditions and heart disease affect millions of Americans every year. Cardiovascular issues have the capacity to severely affect an individual’s ability to work and perform basic job tasks. No matter how minor or major a cardiovascular condition is, employers should take the matter seriously, especially for new hires. Due to this, pre-employment testing can reveal if an employee’s capability to complete their job requirements may be affected by a pre-existing cardiovascular condition.

Common Expressions of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease of any kind can seriously impact an individual’s job performance, regardless of age. Common symptoms of cardiovascular disease include:

  • Severe chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Pain throughout body especially in the legs and arms
  • Racing or slow heartbeat
  • Fainting

All of these symptoms, and numerous more, can cause an individual’s work ability to be significantly impaired. Before an employee begins, it is highly recommended to pre-test for conditions, such as heart disease, to properly assess if the job candidate will be able to perform the job duties expected of them. These tests can not only improve your workplace productivity, but the overall safety of your employees as well.

Contact a WorkSTEPS Specialist Today

If you are looking for more information on pre-employment testing, the specialists at WorkSTEPS have experience in conducting these tests and improving your workplace productivity. Pre-employment testing is essential in determining if an employee is right for a position, especially one that requires physical labor. Contact us today at (512) 617-4100 to learn more from one our staff members.