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Should Medical Physical Exams Be Combined with Functional Testing?

Should Medical Physical Exams Be Combined with Functional Testing? Richard W. Bunch, PhD, PT, CBES 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…

Prescription Drug Use on the Job

Employers – Don’t Automatically Assume Prescription Meds Pose a Danger in the Workplace Blog Labor & Employment Report by Shawe Rosenthal LLP – Fiona W. Ong and Garrick Ross Have you read the warnings on prescription painkillers? They can be…

Impact of Obesity on Health

Being Overweight in Middle-age Reduces Life Span up to Five Years Abundant evidence links obesity with adverse health consequences. However, controversies persist regarding whether overweight status compared with normal body mass index (BMI; calculated as weight in kilograms divided by…

Ergonomics to Prevent Knee Problems

Ergonomics to Prevent Knee Problems By Richard Bunch, PhD, PT, CBES and Trevor Bardarson, PT, OCS, CBES Knee problems are increasing in frequency among the American population as the work forces ages and becomes heavier. A measurement of stresses on…

One of the Most Dangerous Work Postures

One of the Most Dangerous Work Postures By Richard Bunch, PhD, PT, CBES and Trevor Bardarson, PT, OCS, CBES For many years now we have lectured nationally about the harmful effects of non-neutral neck postures. When the head is flexed…

Should Physical Exams Be Combined with Functional Testing

Should a Physical Exam be Part of a Physical Abilities Test? By Richard Bunch, PhD, PT, CBES and Trevor Bardarson, PT, OCS, CBES The issue as to how many people are hired and become injured when performing their job duties…

Court Finds Elevated Risk of COVID-19 Complications is Not Covered

Court Finds Elevated Risk of COVID-19 Complications is Not a Covered Disability under Federal Law Blog by Venable LLP – Brian J. Clark and Allison B. Gotfried On September 28, 2021, Venable LLP attorneys Brian Clark and Allison Gotfried secured…

Exercise Balls for Office Chairs – Good or Bad

Exercise Balls for Office Chairs- Are they Good for You? It is well known that sitting all day is bad for you. Consequently, it is inevitable that people will look for innovative types of chairs to improve health while sitting….

Job Absenteeism Costs of Obesity in the United States

The following information was derived from the journal publication: Job Absenteeism Costs of Obesity in the United States – National and State-Level Estimates published by Cawley et al in the July, 2021 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental…

An Assistant to Perform Essential Functions Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation

An Assistant to Perform Essential Functions Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation Reference: Law Firm of Shawe Rosenthal LLP Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer is not required to provide an assistant to perform an employee’s essential job functions,…

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