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Preventing Occupational Disability & Malingering

Preventing Occupational Disability and Malingering- Effective Use of Fitness-for Duty Testing, Ergonomics, and Work Culture

December 5, 2018 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 am PT Duration: 60 mins

National trends related to aging, obesity, deconditioning, disability and drugs (polypharmacy) have resulted in occupational disability spiraling upward at an unprecedented pace, with healthcare costs in the U.S. topping $3.3 trillion. Superimposed on these issues is possibly the single largest employee challenge in today’s workplace: malingering employees attempting to “game the system” with leave and accommodation requests.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), in tandem with workers’ compensation and other state laws, often make it treacherous to work through these frequently encountered issues. In an engaging 60 minutes, Dr. Richard Bunch, a nationally renowned speaker, physical therapist and ergonomics consultant, will present a proven three-prong approach to preventing, identifying and managing injuries and malingering that will help employers overcome these challenges while in full compliance with federal and state laws. You’ll learn invaluable proactive strategies that can be applied immediately to create a corporate wide program that will improve employee safety and engagement and help prevent malingering behaviors. This is a webinar you simply cannot afford to miss!

Webinar takeaways:

  • Ergonomically design and bulletproof a fitness-for-duty testing program for new hires and return to work to be fully compliant with federal and state laws
  • Identify the key signs of malingering behavior
  • Use return-to-work fitness-for-duty tests to effectively accommodate disability and to identify and manage malingering behavior
  • Apply key changes in the physical environment to prevent the most common disabling work injuries and malingering behaviors
  • Apply methods to optimize work culture and employee engagement to reduce the risk of malingering behavior

 

 

Meet the Speaker: Richard W. Bunch PhD, PT, CBES
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