WORKPLACE INJURY PREVENTION - A FIT FOR WORK PODCAST
Machine Guarding Gone Wrong – And How to Make it Right

Machine Guarding Gone Wrong – And How to Make it Right

June 15, 2022

Curtis and Ambjor discuss with Forrest Richardson, CSP, ARME, a case study on what neglecting machine guarding cost both a company and their employees. Forrest gives great advice on how to avoid pitfalls as well as how to simply and systematically make changes to keep employees safe and make sure your worksite is compliant with national regulations.

What’s the best way to use job rotation for health and production?

What’s the best way to use job rotation for health and production?

June 1, 2022

Ambjor and Curtis interview Dr. James Rethaber, Ph.D., CPE, LSSMBB, to have him answer frequent questions about job rotations, such as: Is it worth the hassle, what are common mistakes to avoid, and how quickly can I see benefits? James shares what he has learned in 15+ years experience and research to help you save time and money when implementing job rotations at your worksite.  

Identification and Mitigation of Workplace Injuries through Applied Ergonomics

Identification and Mitigation of Workplace Injuries through Applied Ergonomics

May 15, 2022

Eric Gislason, Executive Director of National Association of Safety Professionals and Dr. James Rethaber, Vice President of Technical Operations at Fit for Work, share their expertise regarding the role ergonomics plays in workplace injuries and how to identify those risk factors to keep your employees safe and healthy.

Accessible Ergonomics Will Benefit Your Workforce

Accessible Ergonomics Will Benefit Your Workforce

May 1, 2022

Ruth Neuman, PT, MBA/HA, CEAS II, REAS, PMEC, Senior Ergonomist in Workforce Safety at Northwell Health has dedicated her career to improving ergonomics as well making those improvements accessible to all the workforce in simple and effective ways. She gives us tips and tricks by sharing her knowledge on how to increase the success of ergonomic initiatives at your worksite. 

Quick hug and a swift kick in the rear: Motivation for a culture of workplace safety

Quick hug and a swift kick in the rear: Motivation for a culture of workplace safety

April 15, 2022

Forrest Richardson, CSP, ARME, is with Ambjor and Curtis to answer the frequently asked question of how to stay motived as a safety professional who is in charge of motivating others to be safe. We discuss clear and simple solutions you can use as a motivator to keep the safety culture high at your Business.

FAQ: How to keep EEs safe when returning to work from layoff, extended leave, etc.

FAQ: How to keep EEs safe when returning to work from layoff, extended leave, etc.

April 1, 2022

Stephanie Stiles, ATC, has over 8 years experience onsite with seasonal workers in the road construction industry. She answers some frequently asked questions for us today on best practices for returning employees to work after seasonal layoffs, which can be applied to extended leaves and even to new hires that have not worked in a physical job setting.

How to get the most out of a DOT Physical and Pre-Employment Testing

How to get the most out of a DOT Physical and Pre-Employment Testing

March 15, 2022

Considered to be the pioneer of post-offer pre-employment testing, Larry Feeler, PT, CEAS, NRCME, discusses the value of the DOT physical while also doing post-offer pre-employment functional testing. As the CEO and founder of WorkSTEPS, Larry shares experiences and analogies gathered in his over 35 years in the business, painting a picture that when done together these tests can help reduce injuries and work comp claims while increasing productivity.

FAQ: Common Questions Answered About Post Offer Testing

FAQ: Common Questions Answered About Post Offer Testing

March 1, 2022

Considered the father of Post Offer Testing, Larry Feeler, PT, CEAS, NRCME, joins the podcast to give clear and simple answers to common questions about post-offer testing in the workplace. He shares his 30+ years of experience to give you the insight to understand how post offer testing can be a long-term value at your workplace.

The Bottom Line of Early Intervention is Prevention

The Bottom Line of Early Intervention is Prevention

February 15, 2022

Ambjor and Curtis have a great discussion with two experienced Injury Prevention Specialist, Andy Accacian and Rachel Beck. Both have combined for over 10 years of focusing on early intervention and they share how using simple action items focused on prevention will make your workforce healthier and more productive.

FAQ: 2022 – What’s the Current State of Wearable Tech in the Industrial Workplace?

FAQ: 2022 – What’s the Current State of Wearable Tech in the Industrial Workplace?

February 1, 2022

 Ambjor and Curtis talk with James Rethaber, Ph.D., CPE, LSSMBB, Vice President of Technical Operations at Fit For Work, about the current state of wearable technology in the industrial setting workplaces. We find out some what the most up to date research is saying about long-term effects of wearables and what using both exoskeletal and data capturing technology can, and cannot, do for your employee.

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