Become Certified as a Behavioral-Based Ergonomic Specialist!

Our CBES Ergonomics Certification Course is now Available Online!

A Highly Effective Injury Prevention Approach
Integrating Ergonomics and Wellness (Behavioral) Interventions.

This Program has Proven to be Highly Effective for Preventing Injuries and
Improving Health for Numerous Industries Nationwide.

Becoming a Behavioral-based Ergonomic Specialist (CBES) provides people working in safety, risk management, ergonomics and occupational health with integrative, cutting edge ergonomic and wellness methodologies that effectively prevent or reduce musculoskeletal disorders/injuries as well as promote health and job engagement. Since 2004, CBES certified ergonomic specialists have excelled with this training by helping their organizations (Fortune 500 and smaller companies) significantly reduce injurie and improve productivity and engagement, as well as increase retention of employees. With an ever increasing aging, obese, and deconditioned work population, there has never been a more important time to learn and apply CBES-based ergonomics and wellness interventions. Become a more valuable asset to your organization by becoming CBES credentialed.

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Welcome to Industrial Safety & Rehabilitation (ISR) Institute

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.

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.