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Creating a Fitness for Duty Program for Assessing Physical Abilities to Work – Administrative Guidelines

Although the primary burden of legal compliance in FFD programs falls on employers, it is beneficial, if not imperative, that fitness for duty (FFD) evaluators help employers understand how to correctly implement and manage FFD programs for their employees. Administrative…

Drugs and FFD Testing

In general, prior to a job offer, a job applicant may be asked about any current illegal use of drugs (including the use of prescription drugs without a lawful prescription) as such inquiries are not prohibited by federal and state…

Enforcing a Workplace Dress Policy

From Employment Law – Business Management Daily Employers may create policies that require employees to maintain a neat, clean, professional appearance. But as straightforward as the issue seems to be, grooming standards can create problems for employers. For example, employers…

WorkSaver News – April, 2018

Course Offering: CBES Ergonomics and Wellness Course for Safety and Health Professionals: October 1-5, 2018: Certified Behavioral-Based Ergonomic Specialist (CBES) Certification Course. New Orleans, La. Refer to www.CBES-ergonomics.com for more information or call WorkSaver (800) 414-2174 to receive a registration…

In the past three decades there has been a large increase in the number of women employed outside the home and remaining in the workforce during pregnancy (Laughlin, 2011). Although I have previously addressed pregnancy and functional testing in the…

Fitness for Duty Tests and the AMA Guides: Assessing Risk, Capacity, and Tolerance to Work

Is an Employee Safe to Work? Determining whether a person is able to work safely can be difficult and challenging: it has the potential to affect individuals’ livelihoods as well as employers’ human resources by influencing workers’ employability, job transfers,…

EEOC-GINA lawsuits

The EEOC filed in May its first ever lawsuits alleging violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), both of which alleged that the employer violated GINA by including questions about family medical history in its post-offer, pre-employment medical exams….

Three Issues that Should be Updated in Your Employee Handbook

Guidelines for Social Media As the popularity of social networking continues to grow, employers should consider adopting policies that educate employees on the employer’s expectations and their legal obligations. While social media provides companies with marketing, recruiting and other business…

Fatigue-Related Injuries – Effects of Drugs and Sleep Deprivation

Injuries /accidents on the job related to fatigue can be costly. The direct and indirect costs of fatigue are astronomically high in the United States, affecting the health and safety of millions of Americans. Employers should be aware of causes…

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