ErgoExpo Webinars

Accommodating the Obese Employee Using Agility Testing
and Ergonomics

May 8, 2019 | 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes


Obesity may be a sensitive topic that employers feel uncomfortable talking about. However, employers must face the reality of how this national epidemic is impacting safety, medical costs and work productivity. Morbid obesity is considered a disease regardless of cause and the ADA has recognized obesity as a disability. In this dynamic and highly relevant webinar, Dr. Bunch, CEO of WorkSaver Systems, will describe challenges of obesity in the workplace and provide methods of accommodating obese employees utilizing key ergonomic interventions and fitness for duty testing that avoids discrimination. These interventions will also be addressed in terms of their impact on improving the work culture to help prevent obese employees from becoming disengaged from the job.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how obesity can adversely affect health and work capacities
  • Implement key office and field ergonomic interventions that will assist obese employees in working more comfortably and effectively
  • Legally apply fitness for duty (agility) tests to accurately identify work accommodations for obesity-related disabilities
  • Use methods to improve work culture that prevents disengagement of the
    obese employee

Attend and earn a Certificate of Completion you can use to apply for CEUs with BCSP directly or CoC points with BCPE directly.

Can't make the webinar? Register anyway and we'll let you know how to view it on demand!


Richard Bunch

Richard W. Bunch, PhD, PT, CBES,
CEO, WorkSaver Systems
Dr. Bunch attended West Point and earned his PT and PhD degrees from Louisiana State University Medical Center. He is the CEO of WorkSaver Systems, which provides fitness-for-duty testing and ergonomics to industries nationwide. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Tulane University Medical Center where he teaches ergonomics.

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