Our Core Ergonomic Services

  • Office

    Employees at non-adjustable workstations were found to generate 20 times the workers compensation costs of employees at user-adjustable workstations with
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  • Laboratory

    Did you know that increasing your employees' comfort will result in 2-10% increase in productivity? At 2%, that's a full
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  • Industry / Trades

    What will YOUR ROI be? Aresearch review of 250 case studies, across many industries, found a return of $45.50 for
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  • Fire / EMS

    Many firefighter injuries occur in, on, or around the apparatus. We provide a range of injury prevention and ergonomic services
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Ergo Girls!

ErgoTips & Tidbits

Lifting

When it comes to lifting, even something as small as a notebook – when it’s awkward – can hurt...

The rules of thumb with lifting are:

  1. Put your most frequently lifted items and heaviest items as close to your waist as possible, whether sitting or standing, and as close to your body as possible.
  2. Put your least frequently lifted items and lightest items above shoulder level.
  3. Those moderate items can go below your thigh or waist level.

Prioritizing and organizing with these principles in mind will improve the health of your neck, shoulders, and back!

L&I Average Incurred Costs

Through October 2014, Washington State L&I Average Incurred Costs per body part injured:

  • Shoulder:  $11,690 / claim
  • Neck:  $8,354 / claim
  • Upper Extremity:  $8,639 / claim
  • Legs:  $7,170 / claim
  • Back:  $6,991 / claim

Per cause of overall injuries:

  • Repetitive Motion:  $13,074 / claim
  • Overexertion:  $7,391 / claim
  • Bodily Reaction and Exertion:  $9,269 / claim

Testimonials

Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation

"Folks that would normally be grumbling about any kind of training were having appropriate conversation about safety after Deborah’s talk." — Woody Wilkinson, Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation, Director of Facilities and Maintenance Division