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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The Dangers of Repetitive Tasks in Non-Manufacturing Environments

Posted July 24, 2018 in Ergonomics , Safety
Repetitive tasks are often associated with manufacturing environments. However, it is important that repetition, as an ergonomic risk factor, is not overlooked in the non-manufacturing environment. Repetitive tasks can be seen in all walks of...
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Infographic: Ergonomics Everywhere

Posted July 19, 2018 in Safety

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An Ergonomic Success Story in the Health Insurance Industry: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Posted July 17, 2018 in Ergonomics , Safety
As the new millennium approached, employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island (BCBSRI) tasked with providing health insurance for others were undergoing the physical stresses of their own office work—mainly carpal tunnel and other repetitive...
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