Paragon Safety Group Acquires Job Ready Services

In order to address requests for a complete risk management solution, Paragon Safety Group is pleased to announce we have acquired Job Ready Services, the Triangle’s leading provider of fit-for-duty employment testing and work conditioning services. We’re also excited that Job Ready Services has moved into the Paragon building in Raleigh, working from a state-of-the-art gym facility right next to Paragon’s safety training classrooms.

We invite you to contact us and arrange a tour of the Paragon/Job Ready facility! We’re proud of it and would love to show you what changes we’ve made at our office to accommodate the new addition and explain in person what Job Ready Services is all about.

Employment Testing offers a chance to understand whether job candidates can do the physical tasks required for their job, in an established, legally-defendable platform.

What does Job Ready Services do? The company slogan explains it – “Test before you invest.” The mission is to ensure job candidates and employees are fit enough to do their jobs safely and productively (using the WorkSTEPS platform of employment testing). Job Ready Services’ work not only keeps employees healthy, but also saves companies a staggering amount of money via lowered workers comp insurance and fewer claims.

Services include:

  • Employment Testing – physical testing of job candidates, to make sure that new hires don’t have a pre-existing injury or other issue that will cause them to get hurt in the future
  • Work Conditioning – helping injured workers to get back to fitness, by putting them through a job-specific program to build back their capabilities after an injury occurs
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) – comprehensive testing to determine the true physical abilities of a person. This is especially helpful for active Workers Comp claims.
  • Ergonomic Assessments – identifying potential injuries before they occur by analyzing workstations and providing recommendations to improve ergonomic conditions.

This is exactly why we’re so excited to join forces, because Job Ready’s mission aligns so well with our own – both Paragon and Job Ready work every day to protect our clients’ most valuable resource: their employees. And we’re thrilled to create the Raleigh/Durham area’s first “one-stop shop” for risk management! Please join us as we look forward to an exciting and prosperous future.