Obesity in the Workplace

1 Hour 25 Minutes
SKU: 14ACOEM-303

TRACK(S): Management and Administration in OEM

Ralph Bovard, MD, MPH, FACSM*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Chuck Reynolds, MS, The Benfield Group, St. Louis, MO
Mark Roberts, MD, PhD*, Exponent, Inc., Chicago,IL (Moderator)

Obesity has formally been recognized as a disease. This session will present an overview of some of the issues concerning obesity in the workplace. The epidemiology of the problem will be reviewed and its relationship to various laws (e.g., DA, HIPPA, Workers’ Compensation)
will be discussed. Information will be presented concerning various environmental, behavioral and medical interventions. The relationship between obesity and knee disorders will be discussed.

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