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Fit-for-Duty Testing

Fit-for-Duty News Physical Demand Validations – The Legal Foundation for Fit-for-Duty Testing Fit-for-duty (FFD) exams conducted on a post-offer, preplacement basis can be essential to managing injuries, loss time, and increasing productivity. Failure to demonstrate abilities to perform the essential…

Welcome to the WorkSaver Blog

Today, our workforce is undergoing complex changes related to the effects of an uncertain economy and the impact of aging on safe job performance. It has never been more important for industries to take the most effective steps to help…

Pre-Placement Functional Testing

Fit-for-Duty News Post-Offer / Pre-Placement Functional Testing for New Hires – History & Current Practice With today’s concern about an increasingly aging work population and job applicants who may have significant medical conditions already in existence at the time of…

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Wellness Tip of the Month Preventing Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease (CD) resulting in heart attacks and strokes remains the leading cause of death among Americans today. CD affects about 84 million people in this country causing, on average, about 2,200…

About Ergonomics

Ergonomics Ergonomics, “the study of work” has gain increased importance over the last few years with the graying of the American work force. Since the 1960’s the growth of the U.S. population aged 65 and over has more than doubled….

The Harm of Drinking Sugary Drinks (Sodas)

Wellness Tip of the Month The Harm of Drinking Sugary Drinks (Sodas) One of the many contributors to the epidemic of obesity, in children and adults, is drinking sugar loaded sodas. In fact, Dr. Bunch preaches regularly in his motivational…

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Ergonomic Tip of the Month Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls – A Problem Gaining Importance in an Aging Workforce. Accidents involving slips, trips and falls send 9 million people to the hospital each year and are a leading cause of…

Fit-for-Duty News

Basis for Fit-For-Duty Evaluations of Incumbent Employees as Per EEOC Criteria: Following a request for accommodation Observance of performance problems relate to a known medical condition Observance of symptoms indicating possible medical condition that threatens safety Receipt of “reliable information”…

Dieting After 50: The Surprising Benefits of Shedding Weight 10 Percent of Your Body Weight

By Ann Brenoff, AARP, 2012 More than one out of every three boomers — more than 21 million — will be considered obese by 2030. Already, we are the demographic with the highest and fastest-growing rate of obesity. As we…

Ergonomic Variables for Reducing Lifting Risks

Variables in the NIOSH lift equation are the same task variables that can be affected by ergonomic intervention to reduce the risk of lifting injuries. The basic ergonomic principles related to these variables include: Weight: Reduce the weight of the…

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