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[December 04, 2012]

Fit for Work Reveals Tool for Reducing Work Related Injuries and Costs

San Antonio, Texas, Dec 04, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Fit for Work, a national provider of innovative workplace health, wellness, ergonomic and safety services, announced today that the company will be presenting at the 2012 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fit for Work Co-founder, Keith Adamson and Fit for Work Director of Ergonomics, James Rethaber, will lead a session about the benefits of Physical Demand Analysis (PDA).

The session entitled Physical Demand Analysis: Reducing Work-Related Injuries and Costs will take place on Friday, December 7 at 8:30 A.M. Using a case study based on a large grocery retail support center, Adamson and Rethaber will demonstrate how the support center used physical demand analysis as an essential step toward reducing worker-related injuries by 50% and costs associated with injuries by nearly 70%. The session will provide participants with a clear understanding of physical demand analysis, a road map about how to use PDA to help improve job candidate selection and retention, and innovative ideas about how this valuable tool can be molded to fit the safety and ergonomic needs of any company.

About the Presenters: Keith Adamson, MS, OT Keith is co-founder of Fit for Work, LLC, based in San Antonio, Texas and has been working in the Occupational Health field for over 20 years. Mr. Adamson has been instrumental in developing ergonomic and medical management programs for various companies. As a managing partner, Adamson is currently responsible for overseeing program development, staff development and assisting clients with cost effective ergonomic solutions.

James Rethaber, PhD, CPE Dr. Rethaber is the director of ergonomics for Fit for Work. Dr. Rethaber joined the company in 2007 and has conducted over 1,000 physical demands analyses for various Fit for Work clients. Dr. Rethaber is a board-certified professional ergonomist with a PhD in Human Performance Technology, as well as a published author/researcher and an expert witness in cases involving human factors, ergonomics, and musculoskeletal injury. Dr. Rethaber's research interests include process improvement through ergonomic interventions and ergonomic considerations for the aging workforce.

About Fit for Work: Fit for Work is a privately held Occupational and Industrial Health practice developed around a model of prevention and early intervention. Founded in 1998, Fit for Work continuously seeks to provide large and small employers alike with a non-traditional service model. This model combines a progressive approach to injury prevention and treatment based on an underlying and proven principle that putting the right worker in the right job in as safe a manner as possible results in decreased costs, decreased injuries, increased profitability and increased productivity. The practical results include significant reductions in recordable incidents, lost time injuries and workman's compensation claims, and the potential for subsequent reductions in insurance premiums. For more information, please visit

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