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What is a High-Risk Industry?

Posted September 18, 2018 in Safety , Risk Management
OSHA requires that certain high-risk industries report information on injuries and illnesses (from OSHA form 300A). Establishments (single physical locations where a firm does business) with 20-249 employees in high-risk industries are required...
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OSHA Proposes Record Keeping Rule

Posted September 11, 2018 in Workplace Injuries , OSHA
OSHA is proposing an amendment to their recordkeeping regulations to protect sensitive worker information from potential disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). They will be issuing a proposed rule in July of 2018 to revise the ...
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eBook: OSHA Injury Reporting Requirements Can Benefit Your Bottom Line

Posted September 04, 2018 in Injury Reporting , ebook
Avoiding workplace injuries is at the very top of management's list—an obvious sentiment largely held within every organization. But the truth of the matter is injuries are bound to occur during an organization's time of operation, regardless of...
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EEOC Guidelines for the Use of Medical Examinations with Existing Employees

Posted August 28, 2018 in Safety , Post-Offer Employment Testing
The Technical Assistance Manual on the Employment Provisions (Title 1) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became law in 1990, provides clear guidelines to employers regarding the use of medical examinations and non-discriminatory...
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Infographic: Physical Ability Testing: Do's & Don'ts

Posted August 23, 2018 in Employee Testing , Infographic
Ensuring each candidate for a job is physically up to the task is on the mind of hiring managers everywhere. Physical Ability Testing (PAT) is the single best way to make sure this happens. Without it, you’re gambling with your schedule, your...
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What Does the EEOC Say About Job Analysis?

Posted August 21, 2018 in Employee Testing , EEOC
Under EEOC rules about physical testing, when physical ability tests are to be used by employers, a job analysis must be performed to make sure that the physical demands of a given job are clearly and precisely understood. The test must then be...
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The Foundational Piece of EEOC—Compliant Post-Offer Employment Testing

Posted August 14, 2018 in Safety , Post-Offer Employment Testing
Post-offer employment testing, also known as physical abilities testing, gives employers the ability to ensure candidates are physically capable of performing the essential functions of a job. This is not a new concept, but some organizations...
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What is "Disparate Impact?"

Posted August 07, 2018 in Ergonomics , Safety
When physical ability testing is challenged by the EEOC, it’s often on the grounds of the tests’ “disparate impact” on women.
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eBook: EEOC Compliance: Guide to Fairness in Physical Ability Testing

Posted August 02, 2018 in ebook , EEOC
Making sure that all of your employees—male and female—are physically able to handle the jobs they’re responsible for is vital in avoiding injury and getting the jobs done. Physical Ability Testing (PAT) is the single best way to make sure this...
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Ergonomics and the Human Result

Posted July 31, 2018 in Ergonomics , Safety
One of the simplest definitions of ergonomics is “fitting the job to the worker”. But how do you achieve good ergonomics if neither the job nor the worker is understood? Attention to physical risk factors, psychosocial risk factors, and work...
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