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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…

WorkSaver Fitness-for-Duty Spotlight

Physical abilities testing conducted in fit-for-duty (FFD) examinations can potentially create an adverse impact on hiring certain classes of test recipients such as women. The increasing number of women entering more labor-intensive jobs traditionally performed by men represent a changing…

Avoiding Unfair Disparate Discrimination of Older Workers with FFD Testing – The Role of Ergonomics in the PDV Process

By Richard W. Bunch, PhD, PT, CBES and Trevor Bardarson, PT, OCS, CBES The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was created in the United States to help ensure older employees (age 40 or older) are not discriminated against in…

Preventing Diabetes

Article attributable to Al Sears MD ( www.alsearsmd.com ) What is Type II Diabetes Mellitis? Type II Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal….

Cutting You Chances of Getting Cancer: A British Expert’s Advice

Written and authored by Anna Magee for Healthista Published: 04:01 EST, 21 September 2016 | Updated: 15:14 EST, 21 September 2016 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3798724/How-cut-chances-getting-cancer-Expert-reveals-8-proven-ways-help-protect-against-deadly-disease.html#ixzz4KzTxO9K1 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook Key Take-Aways:Lifestyle changes could prevent 40 per…

The Use of Exoskeleton Technology

The future is here. If you have seen the movie, Iron Man, the title character wears an exoskeleton that enables him to become a super human. In the movie, Aliens II, the title character uses a robotic exoskeleton in an…

Wellness Tip: Smart Approaches to Improving Memory and Cognition

Do you find you are losing or misplacing your car keys and eye glasses more often and that some days you feel like you are in a mental fog? Concerned about dementia setting in? Although there can be age-related memory…

EEOC v Oilfield Instrumentation – The Importance of Using Proper ADA-Compliant Fit-for-Duty Testing

In the case, EEOC v Oilfield Instrumentation, an oilfield services company was found to be non-compliant with Title I of the ADA. In this case an occupational medical physician conducted a post-offer physical examination of a person following the interview…

Wellness Tip – The Real Impact of Exercise

More and more research each year indicates that the most effective way to improve quality of life and duration of life is exercise. In 2011, a research group headed by Tarnopolsky studied mice having a genetic disease that caused premature…

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