According to the Occupational Safety and Health Association, 40 percent of injured employees have been on the job less than a year. One way to prevent new hire injuries is to ensure they’re fit for the job they’re hired to do.
That’s why we’ve partnered with WorkSTEPS to offer you, as an MEM policyholder, discounted rates on post-offer employment testing, or POET.
POET determines if a prospective employee is physically capable of performing a specific job. It’s a proven approach that can help you prevent injuries and reduce losses. On average, about 10 percent of those tested are not hired because they can’t safely do the job. This prevents someone from getting hurt and saves the companies approximately $50,000.
By preventing injuries, POET reduces lost-time claims. This positively impacts your experience modification rate (e-mod), which is a primary factor in calculating your premium.
With post-offer employment testing, your company may:
- Reduce on-the-job injuries
- Boost productivity
- Increase employee retention
- Lower turnover costs (hiring, training, etc.)
- Reduce your e-mod (experience modification rate), lowering your premium
- Reduce lost work days