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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…

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…

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