Job Function Matching
Job Function Matching is the comparison of the functional demands of the job with the functional capabilities of the worker. Work accomplished productively and a worker not at risk of musculoskeletal injury or injuring others due to their inability to perform their work safely will result in reduced loss of valued workers and related financial cost, lost time, and disability. Matching, which is a win-win for both the employer and the employee. Job Function Matching ™ in Return-to Work-Process – In the unlikely event that there is an injury, our goal is to get your worker back to work as safely and quickly as possible. We want to avoid the physical deconditioning that can occur during lost time. Our Job Function Matching ™ tool indicates which tasks need to be eliminated or modified temporarily. We look at objective demands that were determined by the job description and compare them to the current injured workers status. This gives us information as to what level this worker can temporarily participate in his/her regular job. As healing or treatment progresses, ongoing matching can upgrade the worker until he/she is back at full duty. This keeps the worker as close to his regular job at injury as safely possible.