Work Related Services

Pre-Employment Screening

Our staff provides pre-employment testing for businesses. A pre-employment screening can be an off-the-shelf test of general abilities, or a specific test designed to emulate the demands of a particular job more closely. Custom test designs are based on a work site assessment of your facility.

Work Conditioning

Work conditioning is a service we offer patients who have sustained serious or long-term debilitating injuries and have been off work for an extended period. In these situations, a person might not be able to return to their job due to decreased physical activity tolerance. This service moves the person through a series of steps that simulate the physical demands of their job and increases their functional tolerance to the level necessary to return to work.

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

Functional Capacity Evaluations are performed at our Richmond clinic to determine functional activity tolerance. A variety of activities are tested to determine the patient’s functional abilities and limits. This test helps to determine if an individual is able or unable to perform a job or return to job-related activities. FCEs can last up to 4½ hours.

Ergonomic & Job Site Assessment

Poor working environments can place undue stresses on the body and lead to injury. By looking at your work environment’s ergonomics, we can assess work areas and recommend modifications to prevent or reduce on-the-job injuries.

Our ergonomic and job site assessment model provides research, education, and planning. We will investigate the physical demands placed on employees, identify specific risk factors, and make recommendations for improvement. We also offer advice and information on the selection of appropriate ergonomic products.

Job site analaysis:

    • Departmental: formal ergonomic needs assessment to reduce the risk of injury
    • Individual: formal ergonomic needs assessment to reduce the risk of injury

Injured worker ergonomic evaluation:

    • A formal ergonomic space evaluation that includes:
    • Evaluation of the physical space and work risk behaviors
    • Recommendations and strategies to prevent injury or re-injury and facilitate recovery
    • Interaction with supervisors to provide job accommodation strategies

Preventive ergonomic evaluation:

An evaluation and measurement of the essential functions and critical demands occurring at the worksite.  Benefits of an ergonomic and job site assessment program include:

    • Elimination or mitigation of specific workplace hazards
    • Reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs)
    • Injury Reduction = reduced litigation, disability, medical costs, & vocational rehab costs
    • Facilitate changes that improve modified duty & return-to-work percentages
    • Ability to use work environment as a part of the treatment process
    • Improved employee satisfaction, productivity, morale and retention

Occupational Medicine

The mission of Reid Occupational Medicine is to assist in making the workplace safer and more productive. A healthy workforce is imperative for any employer to operate at peak efficiency.

We recognize the needs of employers and have structured our services to treat employees quickly and, most importantly, to return injured employees to work in the shortest time possible.

Services include:

  • Work-related injury care, including emergencies
  • Post-offer employment physical exams
  • CDL physical exams
  • Return-to-work exams
  • Audiometric studies: CAOHC certified staff
  • Vision screening: visual acuity and color vision
  • Random and post-accident drug and alcohol testing  (multiple options available upon request)
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Respirator fit testing
  • Lift tests
  • Immunizations (hepatitis B, tetanus, influenza)

We also provide you with after-hours, weekend and holiday backup through the Emergency Department, 24-hour radiology, lab and subspecialty support.

For information, call Randi Whitesel, (765) 983-3446 or email Randi.Whitesel@ReidHospital.org.