FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATIONS AND RETURN TO WORK: The Indergard v. Georgia Pacific Case By Vic Zuccarello, OTR/L, C.E.A.S. II, ABDA â€“ BIO-ERGONOMICS, INC. And James M. Paul, Esq. – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C Functional Capacity Evaluations in their modern form have existed since the 1980â€™s. According to the American Physical Therapy AssociationContinue reading
What Tool Is Used To Measure The Grip Force For A Task While On The Job Site Performing Ergo Or Job Analyses?
The answer depends on the type of grip used. And, there is no universally accepted method to do so but here goes. If the grip is for lifting, then measure the tare weight to lift the object from the floor using a force gauge and hook. The force will equate to the amount of gripContinue reading
The Strain Index is very helpful in measuring ergonomic risk of the distal upper extremity. A good website to check out is the following: http://personal.health.usf.edu/tbernard/HollowHills/StrainIndexM12.pdf for the pdf or the following for the excel file http://personal.health.usf.edu/tbernard/HollowHills/StrainIndex22.xls