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We ask employers who do not include the hand-
icapped in their hiring programs to try just
one. Select him carefully and place him prop-
erly on the basis of his ability to do the work
that has to be done. I am certain that his
performance on the job will cause you to want
more qualified handicapped workers.
Maj. Gen. MELVIN J. MAAS, USMCR Ret.
Chairman, President's Committee
START TODAY, Mr. Employer
as these employers did yesterday:
Sears, Roebuck & Co.-their policy:
"Persons with physical handicaps should be
considered for employment on the basis of
their capability for a particular job. Handi-
caps which do not interfere with the perform-
ance of a job should not disqualify for
employment-provided these handicaps do not
constitute an undue hazard to the company or
to the employee."
General Electric Co.-their policy:
"The purpose of the medical examination is to
determine the capability of workers to engage
in the type of work they are about to under-
take. The goal should be full utilization of
manpower consistent with the best interest of
the worker and the company. Careful con-
sideration should be given to the health and
safety of the worker and his associates, having
in mind his training and experience, his per-
sonality, his physical handicaps, and a clear-
cut understanding of his job demands."
Join the many industrialists and businessmen
throughout the country who have proved to
themselves that the qualified, well-selected,
and properly placed handicapped worker is a
stable employee-a good safety risk-a quality
THIS IS HOW:
* Adopt the policy that an individual's ability,
and not his disability, should be the first con-
sideration in determining his capacity for em-
* Translate this policy into action at the hiring
and supervisory levels through:
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT hiring and assign-
ment which places the emphasis on ability in
relation to the work that needs to be done.
INFORMED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE which
places the preemployment physical evaluation
in its proper perspective-as a medical device
to encourage selective placement.
ADEQUATE SAFETY MEASURES which
protect all employees and result in the handi-
capped having fewer disabling injuries than
unimpaired workers when exposed to the same
It's Good Business to
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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HERE'S WHAT THEY SAID
IN 1961. ..
"For many years the NAM has advocated and stimulated
the adoption by industry of hiring practices based on the
principle that the employment of people and their assign-
ment to jobs should be determined by matching the indi-
vidual's qualifications and skills with the requirements of
job openings.. We advocate that no arbitrary limitations to
employment be set up on the basis of physical handicaps."
J. W. McGOVERN, President,
National Association of Manufacturers.
"The progress of medical science has made it possible for
almost every victim of a handicap to fill a useful place.
That progress must be strongly supplemented by better reha-
bilitation services, intensified placement efforts, improved
workmen's compensation laws, and-most important-closer
partnership between labor and management."
GEORGE MEANY, President,
"In view of the excellent overall record of the handicapped
in job performance, attendance and interest, their impressive
safety experience, and their general attitude toward their
work, it is a matter of self-interest and good business practice
for the forward-looking employer to obtain the very real
benefits which can accrue from a nondiscriminatory employ-
ment policy-a policy based on the principle that an indi-
vidual's abilities, and not his disabilities, should be the first
consideration in determining his capacity for employment."
FRANK G. ARMSTRONG, Vice President, Personnel,
"Workmen's compensation carriers are in favor of the em-
ployment of so-called handicapped people. Contrary to what
many people think, we do not make statements that they
should not be employed. As a matter of fact, we advocate
their employment, assist in their rehabilitation, and assist in
their being placed in jobs that they may fill."
J. W. SWEITZER, President,
Employers Mutuals of Wausau, Wisconsin.
SU.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1961--0-603930
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