February 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jody Mathy, Senior Claims Consultant, HNI
There’s a simple way to avoid many worker’s compensation claims: Don’t put the wrong worker to work. The “wrong worker,” simply put, is anyone who is physically unable to perform essential job functions.
Tags: Driver Safety, Americans with Disabilities Act, Driver Fitness, Drivers, Driver Health
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Jodi Mathy, Senior Claims Consultant, HNI
The reclassification this summer by the American Medical Association of obesity as “a disease state” effectively declared that one-third of all Americans has a medical condition requiring treatment. The obesity classification will have a tremendous impact on health insurers and workers compensation insurers alike.
Tags: Drivers, Workers' Compensation, Driver Health
July 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Deborah Lockridge
Trucking companies, drivers and the general public who shares the road with trucks would all benefit from an approach that treats truck driver health as an ongoing project rather than every-other-year paperwork – and the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners could be a step in that direction.
Tags: Drivers, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fleet Safety Conference, Fit to Drive
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