Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions to Present Pre-employment Screening Session at ATA Conference


Release: Immediate
Date: October 19, 2015
Media Contacts:  
James Landsman  
Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions  
(616) 844-6322 ext. 3201

Grand Haven, MI (October 19, 2015) Continuing our role as an industry leader in injury prevention and management services, Atlas Injury Prevention Services (Atlas IPS) is proud to announce two of our top injury prevention experts will be leading a key session at the upcoming American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition ( This year’s conference will be held November 2-4, 2015 at the Marriott Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Drew Bossen, PT, MBA, Executive Vice President and Albert Lee, Esq. of Tucker Arensberg Attorneys, PC, will present a session titled Pre-employment Screening: What Every Trucking Industry Employer Needs to Know, which will examine the legal issues organizations need to understand when considering, designing, testing and implementing a pre-work screening process.

Bossen, a leading physical therapist/injury prevention expert and Lee, a veteran employment attorney, will answer questions all trucking industry employers should be asking about pre-employment screens.  Attendees will learn how to hire and keep safe the best qualified workers without running afoul of the very demanding and exacting legal regulation of pre-screens. Questions to be addressed include:

  • Whom should we screen? 
  • What capacities/duties can/can't we screen for?
  • When in the hiring process can we conduct screening and how does the timing affect how we screen and what we screen for? 
  • Where do your screened employees work - and how can or can't we account for the different demands and conditions of different work sites? 
  • How do we conduct the screens? 

Program discussion will include legal risks and mitigation strategies for the following areas:

  • Pre-offer and post-offer pre-work screen legal differences
  • Limitations of the pre-work screens
  • Risks in developing/implementing
  • Tools for identifying/reducing legal risks
  • Strategies for mitigate risks associated with pre-work screen use
  • Process/policy mistakes that can create legal exposure

“Many companies are considering pre-work screens, but the barrier is often the legal consideration,” says Bossen.  “When a pre-work screen is well planned and executed, it can be a tremendous strategy to help reduce costs for an organization.”

The session will also address ADAA and EEOC documentation and processes; consent, interviewing and validation processes; and more. “We are honored to be part of the ATA Conference this year,” adds Bossen. “It’s a tremendous venue. All the market leaders will be there, and attendees will have a wealth of information and industry knowledge at their disposal.”

For more information on the ATA Conference and Exhibition, please visit the ATA Conference page

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