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JWOD Program Employs People With Severe Disabilities

As a hazardous materials technician in Fort Lewis, Wash., John Kartes spends his days physically assisting mechanics, a job that often entails driving a forklift to transport engines and other heavy items. He ensures that the mechanics have the materials they need, keeps an inventory of hazardous materials and then coordinates their disposal by putting everything in the correct drums, barrels and tanks. What’s unusual about Kartes is that he does all of this using prosthetic arms and legs. Continue reading

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