Epilepsy / Seizure Disorder
- An engineer with epilepsy had difficulty managing multiple tasks. JAN suggested color-coding on-going projects, using wall charts to track progress, and prioritizing tasks for the employee.
- A laborer with epilepsy wanted to make her work area safe in the event of a seizure. JAN suggested installing machine guarding.
- An educational consultant with epilepsy had driving restrictions. JAN suggested allowing another team member to drive to site-visit locations and telework whereby she could communicate via email and submit paperwork electronically.
- A welder with epilepsy wanted to make his work area safe when he had a seizure. JAN suggested a welder's helmet with additional padding and using a safety switch on his welding machines.
- An administrator with epilepsy needed an emergency communication system to inform someone that she had a seizure. JAN suggested using a two‑way radio.
- A student with epilepsy used hedge-cutters and other landscaping tools in a training program. For safety, JAN suggested steel-toed shoes, shin guards, and hand protection.
- A telemarketer with epilepsy had difficulty learning new tasks. JAN suggested retraining, allowing use of procedural manuals, and assigning one person to consistently help the employee.
- A retail sales employee with epilepsy had difficulty adjusting to new medications. JAN suggested providing leave during the doctor-recommended three-week adjustment period.