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Speaker: Jim Briggs, Vice President, Advanced Ergonomics Inc.
Briggs specializes in developing legally-defensible screening programs for employers. These programs assist employers in selecting applicants who will be able to safely perform physically-demanding jobs. He is currently responsible for developing business relationships with prospective clients in need of effective screening programs. He has worked with over 10 percent of the current Fortune 100 companies and numerous Fortune listed companies. HBriggs presents and publishes articles on issues related to employment testing. His articles have appeared in Occupation Health and Safety Online Magazine, Facility Management Magazine, HR Times Magazine, The Informer Magazine, the American Occupational Therapy Online Magazine, and the peer-reviewed journal work. One of the articles he co-authored was entitled “A Study of the Effectiveness of Ergonomically-Based Functional Screening Tests and Their Relationship to Reducing Worker Compensation Injuries”. His consulting work has been with planes, trains, automobiles, trucks and boats. Taking him from manufacturing plants to grocery, retail and beverage warehouses and trucking companies, down to the bowels of turbine generators in hydro-electric dams and underground mines to thrilling adventures with the crab boats in the Bering Sea. Briggs received his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tennessee State University and holds a BA in Criminal Justice and Business Law from the University of Tennessee. After leaving law enforcement, he has worked in healthcare since 1978 in management and as a therapist in industrial rehabilitation, inpatient, outpatient, orthopedics, geriatrics and traumatic brain injury.
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3924 Employment Testing; What Could Go Wrong? Lecture Thu., Mar. 8 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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