Areas of Expertise: Ergonomics, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) Implementation, Job Analysis, Post-Offer Screen Development, Onsite Therapy, and Behavior-Based Safety
Occupational Therapist at the MeadWestvaco Corporation
Location: Norwich, NY
James M. Herzog, MS, OTR/L, CEA, specializes in ergonomic consultation and assessment in manufacturing, warehouse/distribution, and office environments providing onsite therapy services, administering return-to-work programs, and coordinating requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA). He is a clinical faculty member at the State University of New York at Buffalo and has affiliations with D'Youville College, Philadelphia University, and the University of St. Augustine.
Herzog earned his BS and MS in occupational therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with a focus on work programming and adult developmental disabilities. In 2011 he became a certified ergonomic associate (CEA) with the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE).
Prior to joining MeadWestvaco, Herzog was employed by the Work Injury Recovery Center and Professional Rehabilitation Associates. Herzog's areas of expertise include conducting functional capacity evaluations, work hardening and work conditioning programs, client-specific return-to-work plans, developing and conducting post-offer/pre-placement screens, and addressing client-specific ergonomic interventions. As an occupational therapist, he has worked with employers to maximize employee performance through interventions and adjustments when necessary.
Herzog was the chair of the exploratory committee for the creation of a specialty certification in ergonomics/work programs for the American Occupational Therapy Association and is the past treasurer for the Niagara Frontier District of the New York State Occupational Therapy Association. He has written articles about outcomes and onsite occupational therapy services, and he has reviewed manuscripts for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.