Seven Million job-related injuries and illnesses occur annually and cost U.S. employers in excess of 100 billion dollars. A 1997 study published by the American Medical Association (AMA) revealed the total cost of occupational injuries and illnesses occurring in 1992 were estimated at 171 billion dollars compared to 170.7 billion dollars for cancer and 164.3 billion dollars for heart and blood vessel disease costs.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA), repetitive strain injuries are this country's most common and costly occupational health issue, affecting several hundred thousand workers annually with an estimated 20 billion dollars in related workers compensation costs.More
Witter Workforce Assessment, LLC is competently trained and highly experienced in providing the Blankenship method of Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), designed to evaluate an individual's ability to perform work from physical, medical perspectives.more
"Ergonomics" is derived from the Greek words "ergos", meaning "work", and "nomos", meaning "laws", - the laws of work. The concept of ergonomics involves the study of the physical and cognitive demands of work in order to ensure a safe and productive work environment.more
Marcus Witter, P.T., CEAS received his physical therapy degree in 1984 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and holds current state practice licensure in Nebraska and Iowa.
Marcus has extensive career experience involving: Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE); industrial rehabilitation; ergonomic Job Task Analysis (JTA); and pre-work screens in addition to serving as a consultant to industry involving ergonomic work injury prevention programs. Marcus is certified as an ergonomics assessment specialist (CEAS) through the Back School of Atlanta.more