NPTC presentation to address pre-employment screens

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Commercial drivers suffer high risks for on-the-job injury, and while physical function post-offer pre-employment screens can reduce injury risks dramatically, they also open the door to legal challenges if not conducted carefully. Two industry experts will demonstrate an effective, legally defensible way to conduct pre-employment screens at the National Private Truck Council Annual Conference, occurring April 29-May 1 in Cincinnati.

On Tuesday, May 1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Drew Bossen, founder and executive vice president of Atlas Ergonomics, and Mike Walker, director of transportation for Metal Sales Manufacturing, will provide a 90-minute “Hands-On” view of an ideal pre-employment screen process. Walker will describe Metal Sales Manufacturing’s driver injury concerns and how the company sought out and implemented a pre-employment screen solution.

Bossen will address the legal environment surrounding the process including validation, testing criteria and regulatory requirements. He also will provide the results of Atlas’ recent return-on-investment study in the transportation industry. The program will conclude with a hands-on station-by-station review of a typical transportation pre-employment screen. Bossen will be available to answer attendees’ questions in booth 844.