Ensuring a Safe and Compliant Workforce with Pre-Placement Testing Services

Protect your workforce and your business with our comprehensive pre-placement testing services.

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Why Choose Acuity Pre-Placement Testing Services?

According to the 2021 Recruiter Nation Report, 47% of recruiters find that a lack of qualified candidates is their greatest challenge.

Contingent upon an applicant’s ability to pass, a pre-placement physical test helps ensure that they are physically capable of performing required job tasks.
Acuity offers comprehensive pre-placement testing services – whenever and wherever they are needed, 24×7.

We provide responsive, flexible, and scalable programs that are tailor-made for every employer and the unique risks associated with each job. Our cost-effective solutions are backed by robust, centralized health analytics for ease of case management, including real-time exam tracking and reporting, data management and transmission, physician medical review services, and more.

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What We Do

  • General medical exams
  • Physical ability tests
  • Psychological tests
  • Drug and alcohol screening
  • Human Performance Evaluation (HPE)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals

Customized to meet the specific needs of your company

Adaptable, flexible, and scalable programs for employers’ unique needs, job descriptions, and risks.

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Thousands of qualified and certified medical examiners

A network of more than 11,000 healthcare providers in 50 states and U.S. territories.

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Convenient and efficient scheduling

A seamless, integrated process backed by 24/7 customer service, from exam scheduling to real-time tracking.

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What is Pre-Placement Testing?

A pre-placement test is a physical exam often required by employers once a conditional offer has been extended to a job applicant. These exams help ensure that a candidate has the physical ability to perform a job safely and without risk of injury – and help the employer maintain OSHA compliance. They can also identify underlying conditions that could put the employee and employer at risk.
Types of pre-placement tests include:

  • Physical ability (including the ability to perform certain functions required for the position, such as lifting or aerobic activity)
  • Medical and work history
  • 10-panel drug test
  • Urinalysis
  • Vital function evaluation (heart, vision, hearing, etc.)
  • Psychological and cognitive screening
  • Strength, stamina, and physical endurance
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Benefits of Pre-Placement Testing

By requiring a pre-placement test, employers are assured that a job candidate can safely perform the job for which they are being hired.

More importantly, they help employers make informed, objective decisions about hiring based on an applicant’s physical and behavioral health. Employers can also monitor employee health over time to ensure they have the best-performing team.

Pre-placement testing benefits employees by ensuring they are the right match for the job and are aware of their own medical conditions. With this knowledge, they can take steps to manage those conditions and reduce the chances of injuries.

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Our Services

With over 48 years of industry experience, Acuity is one of the nation’s leading providers of pre-placement testing services to federal, commercial, and international clients.

Acuity focuses on people, experience, performance, and understanding customers’ unique goals and objectives. We deliver pre-placement testing tailored to each organization’s needs, risks, and compliance requirements.

Our diverse client-focused pre-placement tests are customized to meet any configuration, including dispersed workforces. And our exam management services make it easy for organizations to maintain overall employee health, increase productivity, and comply with regulations.

We streamline and manage the exam process with proven program management expertise, mobile and onsite medical services, and state-of-the-art technology. Our repeatable processes consistently yield positive and predictable outcomes.

From exam scheduling through real-time tracking to physician medical review and determination reporting, our centralized data-driven process is seamless, integrated, and backed by 24/7 customer care.

Acuity’s physical exam provider network includes more than 11,000 healthcare providers in 50 states and the U.S. territories. We perform more than 200,000 medical exams annually in the U.S. alone and can quickly ramp up to manage even the most widespread physicals for work programs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pre-placement test?

A pre-placement test is an important evaluation process used by employers to determine if a job applicant is physically and/or mentally fit to complete the tasks required by a position.

Depending on the nature of the work, the medical examiner will evaluate candidates’ overall health and wellness so that employers can make more informed hiring decisions.

A pre-placement test is performed before an offer is extended to a job candidate or as a condition of a contingent offer.

What happens in a pre-placement test?

A pre-placement test is conducted by a medical professional. During the assessment, the professional will evaluate an employee’s:

  • Physical abilities (vision, hearing, etc.)
  • Medical history and lifestyle
  • Strength and stamina (especially if the position involves operating heavy equipment or machinery)
  • Mental and behavioral health (such as the ability to handle the psychological pressures of the job)
  • Functional limitations
  • Drug and alcohol use

A job applicant may also be asked to show or describe how they would perform specific job functions.

What happens if a job applicant fails a pre-placement test?

If a job candidate fails a pre-placement test an employer is legally permitted to withdraw the contingent or conditional job offer.

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Pre-placement tests are an important part of maintaining occupational health and workplace safety. A pre-placement test also helps workers ensure they are the right fit for a role and not at risk of injury.

At Acuity, we combine our pre-placement testing services with advanced technology and a widespread provider network to give organizations 24/7 access to scheduling, test status notifications, case management reporting, and more.

Contact us to learn how our pre-placement testing team can help you maintain a safe and healthy workforce.