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How Fitness-to-Work Testing Can Impact TRIF Rate - Industrial Construction

One of SureHire’s industrial construction clients implemented pre-hire Fitness-to-Work testing with SureHire in April 2012. From April 2012 to December 2015, 4322 candidates were tested.

The information below was provided by the company directly to assist SureHire with this analysis. The 2011 figures serve as the benchmark statistics prior to the company implementing the SureHire Fitness-to-Work (FTW) Program.

Fitness-to-Work Statistics Pre
FTW
Post
FTW
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total # of Injuries 90 58 33 15 19
Lost Time Claims 5 1 1 1 1
Total WCB Claim Costs $660,552 $96,597 $68,219 $60,392 $36,831
Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) 3.12 2.1 1.88 0.88 0.88
Total Man Hours 4,295,706 3,750,958 3,119,558 3,393,416 2,266,139
Total # of Employees 2847 2609 1720 1563 960

Fitness-to-Work Statistics
2011 – 2015
Reduction in Injuries & Costs
Total # of Injuries ↓78%
Lost Time Claims ↓80%
Total WCB Claim Costs ↓94%
Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) ↓85%

From April 2012 to December 2015 this company FTW tested 4322 candidates. The Level 1-5 results from the FTW screens are as follows:

  • ​​90% (3892) of workers were recommended for work (Level 1, 2)
  • 4% (152) of candidates were recommended to work in a sedentary capacity
    (Level 3, 4)
  • 6% (278) of candidates required additional testing/clearance/physio prior to re-testing (Level 5)

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