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

by Richard Bunch, August 16, 2017

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 Larose and Amelia, Louisiana. Danos’ unwavering commitment to safety, one of the company’s core values, […]

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Office Ergonomics and Millennials

by Richard Bunch, August 16, 2017

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. In order to incorporate ergonomics properly for millennials, it is advantageous to understand how millennials […]

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

by Richard Bunch, August 16, 2017

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 use incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs that ask them to respond […]

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The Ergonomic Sofa

by Richard Bunch, June 22, 2017

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 the neck, back, hips or shoulders. Unlike office furnishings, which tend to adhere to basic […]

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Jones Act Decision is Not Only Disappointing – It is Alarming

by Richard Bunch, June 22, 2017

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 merchandise between points in the United States. The U.S. Customs and Border protection had in […]

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A Comparison of EEOC Closures Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

by Richard Bunch, June 22, 2017

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 dedicated in whole or in part to the elimination of workplace discrimination in America. These […]

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Different Tips that May Slow Aging and Prevent Dementia

by Richard Bunch, May 31, 2017

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 surprise that we are hearing a lot more about Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) these days as […]

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

by Richard Bunch, May 31, 2017

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, is to identify whether or not an applicant has a pre-existing impairment and/or disability at […]

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Fit-for-Duty Lifting Tests – Predictors of Injury on the Job?

by Richard Bunch, April 17, 2017

Job placement and return to work considerations are determined in many cases by the results of lifting capacity tests. Having sufficient strength to perform a job, particularly a labor-intensive job, has been a focus of many FFD tests in the past and present. As physical abilities testing progressed in response to legal requirements to avoid […]

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Excessive Dietary Sugar – The Link of Alzheimer’s Disease

by Richard Bunch, April 17, 2017

Excess sugar (hyperglycemia) is well known to be bad for us when it comes to diabetes and obesity, but a potential link between excessive sugar and Alzheimer’s disease may be another reason that we should be controlling our sugar intake in our diets. In Alzheimer’s disease abnormal proteins aggregate to form plaques and tangles in […]

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