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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…

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….

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