PEMAs aren't perfect

RTWMatters team

Pre-employment medical assessments bring risks for employers as well as benefits. Potential downsides include inaccuracies, legal challenges and unrealistic expectations

It's not uncommon for employers to have unrealistic expectations about pre-employment medical assessments (PEMAs). PEMAs are useful, but they're not fool proof - and they certainly don't guarantee against workplace injury. In this article, we outline some of the limitations employers should be aware of before investing in a PEMA program. Before continuing, consider reading the rest of this series if you haven't already:...

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