Steven Clark discusses the primary drivers and strategies that employers should examine in order to prevent or reduce incidents in the workplace, including: functional employment testing, educational programs, ergonomics and early symptom intervention.
He provides data centered around prevalent injury types, the costs associated with them and methods to minimize them. He also elaborates on a number of risk factors such as repetitive motion, forceful exertions and pre-existing conditions. He explains how to identify injury risk factors and how to dissect them in order to arrive at a solution.
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Steven Clark, OTR
WorkStratrgies National Director, Select Medical
Summary of Qualifications
Steve is currently the national director of WorkStrategies-Injury Prevention Services for Select Medical. Originally from Houston, TX, he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Joining Select Medical in 1995, Steve has worked in the inpatient and outpatient settings treating neurological, spinal cord, orthopedic, hand and industrial patients. He has completed specialized training in functional capacity evaluations, ergonomics, job analysis, post offer employment testing and developed a specialization in industrial prevention and rehabilitation programs.
Steve works with a wide range of employers on location, assisting in the development of injury prevention and return to work programs. He is also a regular speaker at local and regional conferences on many topics related to industrial rehabilitation and injury prevention.
Steve travels the country as an instructor for Select Medical’s Job Analysis and Functional Capacity Evaluation courses. In his role as regional director, Steve provides mentorship for WorkStrategies coordinators to expand clinical skills and industrial knowledge. Additionally, Steve is responsible for oversite of the Post Offer Employment Testing program for the national WorkStrategies program.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
- Bachelor of Science degree, Occupational Therapy, Texas Tech University
- Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS)
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