ErgoScience News

Deborah Lechner Discusses Alternative to Opioids in OH&S Magazine

Posted by ErgoScience
Apr 26, 2017 11:28:20 AM

As we have previously discussed on our Well Workplace Blog, opioid abuse has reached epidemic levels in the U.S. Opioid prescriptions are not only costly to an injured workers’ health, but also the employer’s bottom line. According to the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, health care costs for workers with workers’ compensation and short-term disability claims were substantially higher for those with diagnosed opioid abuse.

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Physical Abilities Testing causes legal problems? Overruled!

Posted by ErgoScience
Mar 15, 2017 2:06:57 PM

When it comes to pre-hire physical abilities testing (PAT), it appears the legality of the PAT is one of the top concerns and can sometimes be a perceived barrier to implementation.

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Deborah Lechner presenting upcoming American Society of Safety Engineers live webinar

Posted by ErgoScience
Feb 8, 2017 9:55:30 AM

ErgoScience President Deborah Lechner will present a live webinar entitled "Pre-Hire/Post-Offer Physical Abilities Testing: A Risk Management Strategy for Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries" on February 15, 2017 at 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT, via the American Society of Safety Engineers’ [email protected] professional development offerings.

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ErgoScience highlights the importance of pre-employment testing on the cover of EHS Today

Posted by ErgoScience
Sep 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM

There are countless benefits to those who utilize pre-employment testing to identify and hire candidates who are capable of carrying out physically demanding jobs. From injury prevention, to cost savings, and even creating a longer lasting workforce, there is a lot to be said for employing a pre-hire screen prior to employing a new applicant.

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