Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions Expert to Speak at National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference


Release: Immediate
Date: October 26, 2015
Media Contacts:  
James Landsman  
Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions  
(616) 844-6322 ext. 3201

Grand Haven, MI (October 26, 2015)  In our ongoing commitment to leading the advancement of knowledge in the injury prevention industry, Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions( is pleased to announce one of our top experts will be speaking at a key session during the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo. This year’s conference will be held November 11-15, 2015 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tony Silva, CPE, will join speakers Darin Hampton, (Regional Workers’ Comp Coordinator, International Paper) and Gia Schneider (Shareholder/Attorney, Haworth, Bradshaw, Stallknecht & Barber) in leading the session, Physical Function Pre-work Screens and Fitness-for-duty Evaluations, on Thursday, November 12 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. The session will address procedures for verifying the physical ability of new hires to perform essential tasks and explain how to navigate legal and regulatory concerns. Attendees will also learn how fitness-for-duty evaluations can help with better return-to-work and claims decision-making.
The session will help attendees:

  • Assess the benefits and risks of physical function pre-work screens
  • Distinguish steps in a pre-work screen process
  • Determine essential function measurement
  • Appraise how fitness-for-duty evaluations can demystify return-to-work considerations
  • Recognize when to partner with legal advisors

“Employers should ensure that the testing protocol they’re using is fully compliant with EEOC and ADA regulations and does not discriminate,” says Silva. “This is accomplished by testing the ability of individuals to perform only the essential functions of a particular job prior to placement in that job. This important session will help attendees better understand the characteristics of an effective pre-work screen program that can result in a significant ROI.”

For more information on Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo, visit

About Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions:
Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions (Atlas IPS) is a leading injury prevention and management service and technology provider, helping customers reduce the spiraling costs of injuries within industrial, office, distribution, transportation, and healthcare environments. Atlas guides clients to financially evaluate and define the appropriate strategy, and offers services that are uniquely simple, measurable, and cost effective. Atlas IPS provides turnkey support through the nation’s largest network of professional service providers or can assist corporate resources with the necessary training and technology. Atlas IPS is located in Grand Haven, Michigan, and additional information can be found at To view the prospectus on the National Ergonomics Expo, please visit