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Are Omega-3 Supplements Effective?

Research keeps reinforcing the broad benefits of the Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) for a variety of conditions. Omega-3 fatty acids, found abundantly in oily fish, have been promoted primarily as nutrients that promote cardiovascular health. The importance of…

Ergonomic Tip of the Day – Sit and Stand Computer Stations

Humans are no designed to stay in one posture too long without suffering bad consequences. Sit and stand computer stations are recommended to permit employees to change postures during the day. Prolonged sitting and prolonged standing have been shown to…

Fit-for-Duty Testing and Pregnancy

Lift testing of pregnant workers merits special attention in light of the possibilities of adverse maternal and fetal health consequences. For many years clinical management of pregnant workers for physical job activities relied on the AMA’s Council on Scientific Affairs…

Avoiding ADA Violations when Testing New Hires – A Legal Case

WorkSaver Newsletter – July, 2016 An EEOC case was filed against Cessna Aircraft in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs. Cessna Aircraft Co., Civil Action No. 2:15-cv-01166-LA) on September 9th, 2015….

The Benefits of Sunshine and Vitamin D

WorkSaver Newsletter – July 2016 Wellness Tip The Benefits of Sunshine and Vitamin D – Should We Really Avoid Sun Exposure? Sunlight exposure is essential to our health because it is the best source of vitamin D, an important nutrient…

Should Medical Physical Exams Be Combined with Functional Testing?

The issue as to how many people are hired and become injured when performing their job duties due to inadequate job matching is becoming an increasing concern. Compensating for physical problems or poor physical fitness by using improper or unsafe…

Sobering Statistics – The Impact of Chronic Disease and Medication Nonadherence on Employee Wellness

Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes are among the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, greatly affecting patient quality of life and health care costs. Polypharmacy or taking too many medications presents one sort…

Ergonomics – Preventing One of the Most Dangerous Work Postures

For many years now I have lectured nationally about the harmful effects of non-neutral neck postures. When the head is flexed forward, the weight of the head creates more leverage force at the base of the neck than if the…

Wellness Spotlight – Employees Smokers are at Greater Risk for Back Injuries

In a recent legal case I was hired to provide expert consulting concerning a 40-year-old deckhand who claimed a lower back injury that resulted from lifting a 40 lb rope wire. This deckhand was a heavy smoker, who self-reported that…

Ergonomics Spotlight – Benefits of Ergonomics

Are you looking to reduce worker’s compensation and health care costs for your company? Is improving productivity one of your company’s core business objectives this year? How about improving product quality? If this is the case (and I’ll assume it…

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