Archived Newsletters

Below are downloadable pdf from past newsletters:


August 2014 – Still Missing the Boat When Dealing With Work-Related Injuries?
July 2014 – Is My Employee Ready To Return To Work?
June 2014 – If I Had a Dollar For Every Time…
May 2014 – Such A Pain!
April 2014 – Are Firefighters (And Others) Returning to Work Too Early?
March 2014 – How a Routine Screen Can Save You Thousands of Dollars
February 2014 – How High Is Too High?
January 2014 – Change the Standards for Everyone to Accommodate the Few?


December 2013 – Holiday Stretching
November 2013 – Such a Pain!
October 2013 – Stressing the Truth
September 2013 – What Are You Waiting For?
August 2013 – Signs You May Need an Ergonomic Assessment in the Workplace
July 2013 – How to Get Your Injured Workers Seen Quickly for FCEs and Work Conditioning
June 2013 – Is This Guy For Real?
May 2013 – What Is a Fit For Duty? It Depends On Who You Ask
April 2013 – Stretching at Work
March 2013 – What’s Working When It Comes to Return to Work?
February 2013 – “Water” We Going to Do About Dehydration?
January 2013 – Unconventional Thoughts About Worker’s Comp


December 2012 – Should We Take a Stand?
November 2012 – What Time is the Best Time to Do These?
October 2012 – What If an Employee Fails a Fit for Duty?
September 2012 – Older Workers Mean New Problems for Employers
August 2012 – 8 Reasons Why You Need to Control Your Worker’s Comp Costs
July 2012 – Strength Training in Work Conditioning
June 2012 – Office Ergonomics: One Size Does Not Fit All
May 2012 – “Enough is Enough!”
March 2012 – “But That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It”
January 2012 – “Need to Get Lean and Mean?”


February 2011 – “Work Conditioning”
March 2011 – “How do you Eat an Elephant?”
May 2011 – “Honesty as an Essential Function”
June 2011 – “Is a Repeat FCE Really Necessary?”
July 2011 – “Is Job Stress a Valid Worker’s Comp Claim?”
August 2011 – “Surviving the Cut”
September 2011 – “NC Worker’s Comp Reform, Part 1: Defining Suitable Employment”
October 2011 – Willful Misrepresentation
November 2011 – Are Accommodations Putting Your Employees At Risk?
December 2011 – “Why is Work Condtioning A Frequent Recommendation on an Invalid FCE?”


January 2010 Newsletter- “How to Get Value from an FCE”
March 2010 Newsletter- “What’s Good for Older Workers is Good for All”
April 2010 Newsletter – “The Truth About FCE’s: Art or Science?”
May 2010 Newsletter – “Times Are Changing – Are You Ready”
June 2010 Newsletter – “What if an Employee Fails a Fit-For-Duty?”
July 2010 Newsletter – “Indergard v. Gerogia Pacific – Is an FCE a Medical Exam?”
August 2010 Newsletter – “Work Conditioning BEFORE Starting a Job?”
October 2010 Newsletter – “Baggy Pants”
November 2010 – “Questionable FCE’s”
December 2010 – “Is Obesity a Worker’s Comp Issue?”


February 2009 Newsletter – “The Economy”
March 2009 Newsletter – “Timing is Everything”
April 2009 Newsletter – “Losing Control”
May 2009 Newsletter – “Objective Information is Power”
June 2009 Newsletter – “New AMA Guidelines for FCE”
July 2009 Newsletter – “Would You Hire These People?”
August 2009 Newsletter – “10 Myths About the New ADA That Will Cost You”
October 2009 Newsletter – “Think Work Conditioning is Expensive? Think Again!”
November 2009 Newsletter – “Show Me the Money “
December 2009 Newsletter – “Stay at Work or Return to Work—What’s the Big Deal?”


February 2008 Newsletter – “Taking Care of Our Aging Workforce”
April 2008 Newsletter – “MSD Prevention 2”
June 2008 Newsletter – “Physical Therapy as First Aid”
August 2008 Newsletter – “The ADA Restoration Act”
October 2008 Newsletter – “Wellness Begins at the Time of Hire”
December 2008 Newsletter – “Top 5 Road Blocks to Return to Work”


January 2007 Newsletter – “Hiring Practices Linked to Worker’s Compensation Injuries”
March 2007 Newsletter – “Job Analysis: Keystone for Safe Return to Work”
April 2007 Newsletter – “Work Hardening vs. Work Conditioning”
May 2007 Newsletter – “The Return to Work Test”
August 2007 Newsletter 1 – “Sincerity of Effort Testing”
August 2007 Newsletter 2 – “Fit For Duty”
October 2007 Newsletter – “Return to Work Test”
December 2007 Newsletter – “How Job Descriptions Can Prevent Injuries”


June 2006 Newsletter – “What to Do With an Invalid FCE”
August 2006 Newsletter – “The Aging Workforce”
October 2006 Newsletter – “Better, But Not Back to Work?”

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“As a Nurse Case Manager, I find the work conditioning program at Job Ready Services to be the GOLD STANDARD. Excellent communication from the staff regarding progression or lack of progression of the injured worker is provided on a regular basis and this has led to great success with return to work or identification of injuries that will not allow them to return to their previous work assignment. The staff is trained in X-RTS methods for doing Functional Capacity Evaluations which is extremely helpful. Excellent staff, easy referral process, and great source of communication!”

– Vicki Hewitt-McNeil, NCM

“After eleven years of interpreting for workers’ comp, I have seen many facilities that treat injured people. I know the Doctors, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Work Conditioning Places that are part of the network for workers’ comp. With that knowledge I know where I would go if I were in need. The only place I would go for work conditioning is Job Ready Services, because I have not seen any place that offers the superior service that Job Ready Services offers. Vincent, the therapist in charge, is constantly observing the patients and watching that they use the correct posture, using the correct mechanics, and lifting the correct…”

– Arabela Olivares Coble

“We partnered with Job Ready Services in 2015 to establish the job analysis for all of our major jobs groups and implement Work Steps pre-employment testing at all of our locations.  This program has allowed us to improve a candidate’s chances of success by determining whether or not they can safely perform the essential functions of the position.  Over the past few years, we have realized a reduction in injuries and a significant decrease in our MOD rate.  We believe Job Ready Services has been a key component of our success as we strive to provide a safe and healthy working environment for the Coastal Crew.”

– Audrey J. Robbins-Bledsoe, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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