Advanced Ergonomics – Over One Million Tests
After the study in grocery distribution, AEI performed two additional prospective validation studies in retail and beverage distribution. Each of these studies yielded results and conclusions consistent with the initial grocery study. Given these outcomes, AEI began offering the development and management of a physical abilities testing program to employers with these aims in mind:
- Decrease the number and severity of injuries, decrease turnover, and increase productivity.
- Use a battery of physical tests that are inexpensive, safe, reliable, and can be implemented uniformly across the nation.
- Have cutoff scores that reflect the physical demands of the jobs.
- Fulfill the legal requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Age Discrimination In Employment Act (ADEA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.