Todd Meier

Todd Meier
Workplace Possibilities Program Coordinator

You could say there’s a lot more to Todd Meier than his day job.

As a Workplace Possibilities Program Coordinator with The Standard, he helps employers by designing, implementing and managing on-site vocational services to assist employees in remaining at and/or returning to work, and providing ergonomic training. He also plays a lead role by coordinating and providing ergonomic assessments and accommodations for internal employees. He holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and education, is a certified rehabilitation counselor and disability management specialist, and has completed coursework in ergonomics. His background truly helps guide his work, as he has experience working with disabled veterans and injured workers, as well as vast knowledge in ergonomics, counseling and aptitude testing.

Outside of work, Todd gets in touch with his creative side. He plays a variety of instruments from the basics, such as piano and saxophone, to the more obscure didgeridoo and berimbau (we had to look those up, too). He even dabbles in interpretive dance and slapstick comedy. You might also find him backpacking or kayaking.

Posts by Todd Meier

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What happens when an employee is (literally) allergic to work?

Nothing is harder than seeing a dedicated employee struggling with health issues in the workplace. Employee health concerns can create stressful and emotional situations for both you and the employee. This can be especially true if it seems that an employee’s work environment is to blame for his or her allergies. As an HR manager, […]

Ergonomic equipment: How we help put it to the test

One thing you may not realize about the Workplace Possibilities program is that we do more than just recommend ergonomic equipment to employees: We actually help test it. Our ergonomic experts and vocational consultants trial all of the assistive equipment we provide to employees to ensure it will help mitigate as much of an employee’s […]

Successful accommodations for fragrance sensitivities in the workplace

While your choice in perfume or fabric softener may not seem like a serious decision, it can cause a person with fragrance sensitivity to have some unfortunate health issues. A fragrance sensitivity is an allergic reaction or irritation to chemicals in certain products1 — a topic I introduced in one of my first posts for […]

Absence management: Caring for family, near and far

Life throws us curve balls. They come out of the blue and may take people by complete surprise. Employers realize their employees will need to take care of family issues from time to time, but have you considered how your organization will handle these situations?

Think creatively to avoid permanent disability

An assembly line employee — who was diagnosed at an early age with a severe condition that resulted in partial paralysis — was having difficulty moving to various workstations. Her health had declined to the point where she was unstable on her feet and could have risked a fall and/or other serious injury.

Four apps, sites and devices for healthy, productive employees

Reducing presenteeism and disability leaves is a focus for you. Maybe you’ve created a worksite wellness or smoking cessation program. Or maybe you’ve worked with an on-site consultant to help with an employee accommodation. But did you know that you might not have to look further than your phone or computer for additional ways to help employees?

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