The Well Workplace

Deborah Lechner

Deborah Lechner, ErgoScience President, combines an extensive research background with 25-plus years of clinical experience. Under her leadership, ErgoScience continues to use the science of work to improve workplace safety, productivity and profitability.

Recent Posts

Driver Wellness: Stress

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Jun 24, 2020 7:35:53 AM

Many drivers don’t want to admit that they’re stressed because they see that admission as a sign of weakness. But commercial driving is a stressful occupation. And there’s no question that stress causes physical effects on the body, including chronic pain and fatigue. Stress day-in and day out means that a commercial driver’s body is in often in a fight-or-flight mode, which releases stress chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline. And if the stress is continuous, it can lead to burnout and a lack of motivation, which often results in feeling tired even after short periods of driving.

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Driver Wellness Blog: Sleep

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Jun 22, 2020 7:46:24 AM

Possibly the most important fatigue-fighter is good quality sleep. if your drivers are feeling fatigued each morning and throughout the day, a lack of good quality sleep may be the problem. If so, a lack of sleep can contribute to chronic fatigue and exhaustion. In addition, studies have shown that poor sleep quality can contribute to chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease and even shortened life expectancy. And of course, fatigue has immediate risks to your drivers, including impaired driving and other safety concerns.

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Driver Wellness: Focus on Exercise

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Jun 17, 2020 7:47:07 AM

Focus on Exercise

Your drivers nullare busy folks and they may be thinking they don’t have the time or energy to exercise. But physical activity is critical for keeping energy levels up because it boosts circulation and improves heart health. Active bodies sleep more soundly because exercise helps with stress-management. And we all know that truck driving is a very stressful job.

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Driver Wellness Blog 3: Supplements

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Jun 11, 2020 7:40:24 AM

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Fighting Driver Fatigue: Top 5 Wellness Strategies - Supplements

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A Really Bad Surprise is Returning to Work After COVID

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Jun 11, 2020 7:30:29 AM

A Really Bad Surprise is Returning to Work After COVID

A Really Bad Surprise is Returning to Work After COVID

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Fighting Driver Fatigue: Top 5 Wellness Strategies: Eat, Drink and Be Healthy

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Jun 5, 2020 7:31:17 AM

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Reduce Fatigue with food?

At first glance it seems too simplistic. Can eating the right foods really affect driver fatigue? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Eating the right food is essential not just to a driver’s overall health but to energy levels as well. If drivers eat too much of the wrong foods, on the other hand, they’ll fatigue much more quickly.

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Top 5 Wellness Strategies for Fighting Driver Fatigue: Introduction

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Jun 4, 2020 7:34:12 AM

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Fighting Driver Fatigue

Introduction to wellness strategies.

In this time of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to stay as healthy as possible.  It’s one of the most important things everyone can do – besides social distancing.  Why?  It’s a known fact that those who are less healthy are more apt to contract the virus and when they do, the symptoms are often more severe.  In this series of blogs, we’re going to talk about ways that truck drivers can maximize their health – especially those very important drivers who are delivering essential supplies to the public. 

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Pre-Hire Testing in the Time of Social Distancing:  How can you safely test?

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Apr 13, 2020 4:15:18 PM

Four Steps to Keep Your Driver Safe During COVID 19.

Even in this time of the COVID-19 Crisis, you need to hire employees who can safely perform the physical requirements of their jobs.  

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Introducing WebPAT ReMote

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Mar 30, 2020 8:45:13 AM

Yes, this COVID-19 pandemic is frightening. And yes, we should restrict our activities to only those that are essential.  

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Sending your industrial athletes home due to COVID-19?

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Mar 20, 2020 2:25:24 PM

When employees are not working for an extended period of time and then suddenly return to their regular duties, a significant increase in injury rates is a virtual certainty. 

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