WorkSaver(sm) Employee Functional Testing Services

WorkSaver(sm) is a proven, highly effective ADA- and EEOC-compliant functional testing system for defensive hiring and return to work cases. Used successfully nation-wide since 1993 by small and large companies, the WorkSaver(sm)System offers:

  • Post-offer, Preplacement functional testing for new hires.
  • Fit-for-Duty Functional Testing of incumbent employees for return to work assessments following injury, illness, or prolonged absence.
  • Fit-for-Duty Functional Testing of incumbent employees when there is a specific concern for job safety based on a non-work related medical condition or a change in health or fitness as per EEOC guidelines,
  • Fit-for-Duty Functional Testing of incumbent employees across the board in a specific job classification (job title) at interval time periods based on business necessity.


No one in the nation has more expertise in the area of job-specific functional testing or has a better proven record of effectiveness than the WorkSaver(sm) team at ISR Institute. ISR Institute validates job physical demands, develops detailed functional job descriptions and designs job-specific functional testing protocols. It is a turn-key operation that includes the provision of policies and procedures to clients, the highest level of quality assurance reviews, HIPAA compliant electronic report retrieval systems, annual testing outcome reports, and 24/7 administrative support.

Many of our clients have experienced greater than 68% reduction of on-the-job injuries after using WorkSaver(sm) process with return on investments (ROI) in this program independently verified as high as 18:1! Saving one back, neck, shoulder or carpal tunnel injury will pay for years of WorkSaver(sm) functional testing. We have the references and statistics to substantiate our claims.

Let ISR Institute help your company experience similar results that will result in higher retention rates, better job productivity, less injuries, less WC costs, less costly litigation, and higher profitability.

Call ISR Institute today for a complete and concise proposal on how we can start this highly effective process for you.

For employers, ISR Institute offers nation-wide ADA and EEOC compliant job-specific functional testing (WorkSaver(sm) System) for new hires and return to work cases that has a proven record of being highly successful for reducing injuries and improving work productivity. Click here for more information.

For industrial professionals, successful matriculation through ISR Institute’s specialty ergonomics program will result in the Certified Behavioral Based Ergonomics Specialist (CBES) designation. Click here for more information.

We also provide provide a variety of other valuable programs including:

  • Field ergonomics seminars.
  • Office ergonomics seminars
  • Award Winning Motivational Injury Prevention & Wellness seminars

ISR Institute was founded by Dr. Richard Bunch, current CEO and owner. ISR Institute’s administrative offices and physical therapy clinics are located in New Orleans and Houma, Louisiana.

Industrial Safety & Rehabilitation (ISR) Institute WorkSaver(sm) Systems(sm)

ISR Institute, Inc. is a Louisiana-based corporation that specializes in:

  • Employee functional testing (i.e., new hires and return to work fit-for-duty),
  • Ergonomics consulting, training, and research,
  • Wellness education,
  • Job demand validations and development of functional job descriptions,
  • ADA accommodations consulting,
  • Advanced physical therapy services.
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Healthyworks Magazine

Our Service Offerings to Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

  • Physical therapists – successful matriculation through our WorkSaver(sm) Program offers the opportunity to become a Certified WorkSaver(sm) Functional Evaluator. Click here to learn more.
  • Physical therapists completing the program will become part of our expanding, nation-wide WorkSaver(sm)Affiliate Physical Therapy Clinics. Click here for more information.

ISR Institute and Worksaver(sm) Systems Philosophy

Dynamic, persistent, proactive health care is the best answer to preventing injuries and health problems of employees. In addition, all injuries are considered preventable, and most injuries are considered to be the result of combined lifestyle and work behaviors. It is also recognized that ergonomics and diagnostic-specific medical treatment is an essential factor in the successful return of an injured worker to the job.

Call us today at (985) 853-2214 for more information
about ISR Institute’s outstanding programs.


Become a Certified Clinical and Behavioral-Based ERgonomic Specialist (CBES)

Don’t miss our next fully integrated
Ergo-wellness credentialing
CBES® course in October!

Taught by Richard Bunchy, PhD, PT, CBES®, developer of the CBES® approach, with assistance from a faculty of CBES® certified clinicians, this class is consistently rated by attendees as the most outstanding course of its kind.

Dynamic & Fast-Paced

This 5-day program will provide you with a thorough knowledge of work physiology, causes of MSD’s, methods of ergonomic problem solving, and effective ergo-behavioral and wellness solutions for both field and office work environments.

It is fully compliant with OSHA ergonomic guidelines, behavioral based interventions, and the latest effective wellness interventions. In fact, many attendees say that the course is life-changing and extremely valuable to their own health improvement.

Passionate & Proactive

Dr. Bunch has developed highly effective ergonomic programs that are being used nationally and internationally by fortune 500 corporations. The CBES® proprietary process is federally registered with the United States Government and students will receive a professional certificate of course attendance for the days attended.

Attend the CBES® certification course and see why the integrated CBES® approach has proven to be much more effective than standard ergonomic programs.

10% discount over any other qualified discount for Moxie Media customers. Write “Moxie Client” on the registration form to redeem discount.

Attendees may elect to take only certain components of the course. Part I addressing Work Physiology, Biomechanics, and Wellness Intervention, will be covered on Day 1. Part II addressing Office Ergonomics, will be covered on days 2-3, and Part III addressing Field Ergonomics, will be covered on days 4-5.

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obtain registration forms or call (800) 414-2174