The Well Workplace

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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Post Crisis Injury Explosion:  What you need to know

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Mar 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

What’s the last thing you want to deal with after the COVID-19 Crisis is over?  Most likely, at the top of your list, is an explosion of injuries among returning workers.

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A breath of fresh air - Understanding OSHA's new rules for workplace silica

Posted by Lane Savage
Sep 29, 2017 10:51:17 AM

When considering applicants for physically demanding jobs, it’s hardly surprising that most hiring managers think ‘strength’ first. After all, if work requires heavy lifting, carrying and climbing, applicants lacking the musculoskeletal capacity to perform those tasks probably aren’t cut out for that kind of work. But there’s more to physical ability than muscle and bone.

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What hiring looks like post-PAT implementation

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Aug 23, 2017 11:05:27 AM

A bad hire for a physically demanding job results in decreased productivity, higher turnover and greater risk of workplace injury. Physical Abilities Testing makes the hiring process much simpler for those charged with the task of hiring new employees, especially in physically demanding industries like transportation, logistics and distribution, utilities, manufacturing and construction.

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More changes to the electronic recordkeeping rule eyed by OSHA

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Jul 26, 2017 11:41:31 AM

When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) passed down the final rule that would eventually require employers to electronically submit all of their employee injury and illness data, it garnered a lot of attention. We discussed the rule and its potential impact and implications in depth last year. Since then, OSHA has proposed that the original start date of July 1, 2017, be delayed until December 1, 2017. Additionally, the rule has faced legal troubles of its own. For now, OSHA says it will launch its web-based form, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA), on Aug. 1, 2017. The ITA will allow employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A.

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Hit pause on recordables with a worksite prevention program

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Jun 22, 2017 11:48:46 AM

Although the new recordkeeping requirements for workplace injury and illness set forth by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) have been delayed until further notice, keeping a close eye on workplace injuries means employers will be ready when the changes take effect.

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Risky business: the hidden costs of workplace injury

Posted by Deborah Lechner
May 24, 2017 10:58:49 AM

If your business hires workers for physically demanding jobs – and if your business is manufacturing, warehousing or transportation, you probably do – reducing the risk and expense of workplace injuries is a priority you can’t afford to ignore. And while accidents are sure to happen, 63 percent of the top ten workplace injuries identified by Liberty Mutual Research Institute are exactly the kinds of mishaps that pre-hire Physical Abilities Testing (PAT) is designed to help prevent.

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Three cost-saving benefits of worksite physical therapy

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Apr 27, 2017 4:21:26 PM

As the opioid epidemic continues to widen in the United States, it’s important to recognize there are steps employers can take to help curb new cases. In a recent blog we discuss how addressing the underlying cause of pain or injury with first aid and physical therapy, rather than simply treating the symptoms with opioids, is not only a more effective treatment method for the injured worker, it’s also one that avoids the considerable risks associated with their use.

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