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Fit for Duty Testing-Why Identification of Pre-existing Impairments and Disability is Essential

Besides assessing the functional capacities of a person to ensure that an employee is physically able to perform the essential functions of a job, one of the primary functions of fitness-for-duty (FFD) tests, at least as practiced by WorkSaver Systems,…

Different Tips that May Slow Aging and Prevent Dementia

The Dreaded Disease – Alzheimer’s As the baby boomers age, more and more people are eager to learn what they can do to slow the aging process and of course, keep the mind functioning clearly. Of course, it is no…

A Comparison of EEOC Closures Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, with a mission of eradicating discrimination in the workplace. EEOC is charged with the enforcement of a number of civil rights laws…

Jones Act Decision is Not Only Disappointing – It is Alarming

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently withdrew its proposed changes to the Jones Act that would have deemed foreign flagged vessels banned from operation in the U.S. waters. The Jones Act, passed in 1920, prevents foreign-flagged ships from shipping…

The Ergonomic Sofa

You’ve found a home that suits you in terms of price, location and design, and you’ve decorated it in a style that reflects your personal aesthetic. All should be good, right? Well, not if your furniture is a pain in…

EEOC Guidance on Incentives to Encourage Employees to Participate in Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) is issuing its final rule to amend the regulations and interpretive guidance implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide guidance on the extent to which employers may…

Office Ergonomics and Millennials

With more and more millennials utilizing mobile technology or working from home, some of these practices can lead to poor ergonomic practices and related workers’ compensation claims. An ergonomics program for millennials can be quite challenging but also very beneficial….

WorkSaver Client Spotlight: Danos (A highly valued WorkSaver Client since 2002)

Danos’ Fabrication Service Posts 8-Year Incident -Free Record Danos’ Fabrication Services recently celebrated a safety milestone: Eight years without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-recordable incident. This record represents more than 1.2 million man-hours at the company’s facilities in…

The Back Problem and Introduction to New Technology

More than one in two adults (between 60 and 80 percent) suffer low back pain in their lifetimes and the condition is estimated to cost billions in healthcare and lost productivity every year. Now, an award-winning design for smart clothing…

Fitness for Duty – Requirements for the Offshore Oil Industry

(The following information has been contributed by Dr. Michael Kotler, MD, as a co-author of a Fitness for Duty Testing book being written with lead author, Dr. Bunch, and associates.) Occupational medicine professionals care for people working in a very…

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