Some occupations demand physical strength. The challenges of an aging, increasingly obese and deconditioned workforce have many employers turning to objective isokinetic testing, known as Physical Capability Evaluation (PCE), to determine who has the strength that the position requires. In an attempt to protect employers, employees and others from the implications of injury, Industrial Physical Capability Services, Inc. (IPCS) uses the Biodex System 4 Isokinetic Dynamometer to measure and correlate the relationship between strength and risk.
As part of its employee health program, the Cleveland Clinic includes a PCE™ test (strength testing) to evaluate if a candidate is capable of performing the essential duties of the job. Utilizing the technology created by IPCS™ (Industrial Physical Capability Services), Cleveland Clinic conducts isokinetic testing on the Biodex System 4 Dynamometer to determine the physical capability of the worker. In addition to safety benefits, Cleveland Clinic has experienced decreased workers’ compensation claims and medical costs.
Learn how companies are successfully optimizing employee health and controlling costs by incorporating PCE into workplace health programs.