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Physical Capacity Profile (PCP Testing)

New Medical Health Care (NMHC) provides pre-employment physicals through our Physical Capacity Profile testing system. (PCP) The PCP Testing system is preferred by proactive employers throughout the country for Post Offer and Fit for Duty testing. Through computerized software a comprehensive collection of 28 maximum strength measurements are collected in as little as thirty minutes. Results are available to the employer in minutes. The medical information is obtained and measured utilizing information standards from the Department of Labor’s (DOL) five classifications of work and the American Medical Association (AMA) Guides. The Physical Capacity Profile Testing systems are ADA and HIPAA compliant and have successfully undergone EEOC audits. PCP results are accepted by the Kansas Workers Compensation Courts.

PCP TestingThe PCP Testing System helps occupational and human resource professionals place employees in the appropriate job to minimize the potential of injury, while documenting each employee’s physical capacity and impairments. It is a comprehensive testing procedure that documents an employee’s physical skills and AMA-related impairments with a database composed of more than 100,000 tests. It is also designed to accommodate individuals with handicaps.

Research has demonstrated that measuring the physical forces or the essential functions of a position and matching an employee’s physical strength to those job responsibilities significantly reduces injuries in the workplace. Employers that hire people without the strength needed for their position create unwanted exposure for themselves and possible long term negative conditions for an employee. Cost conscience management knows that fewer claims will result in increased productivity. Minimizing the risk of injury assists employers in reducing one of their fastest growing expenses — workers compensation.

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