Understanding how Important Functional Capacity Evaluation is in the Workplace

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a battery of standardized and comprehensive medical tests that assesses a worker’s ability to perform work functions after being physically injured in a job.

In recent years, however, FCEs have also been used to measure cognitive capacity to assess necessary variables found in workers who have suffered from brain injuries.

FCEs are vital for the safety and well-being of both the employer and the employee. For the employees, it ensures a safe transition from injury and disability to function and employment. Employers, on the other hand, have a greater chance of maximizing their production output. The FCE can also help them create a safer workplace, making them less vulnerable to Workers’ Comp claims and lawsuits over alleged safety breaches.

Our team at WorkSTEPS can help businesses promote workplace safety, boost workplace productivity and reduce workplace accidents by offering functional workplace testing. Call us at (512) 617-4100 to schedule a Functional Capacity Evaluation at your workplace today.

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