"... We have already started a few things, reorganizing cage prep area, food storage in cooler and storage, working on ordering another self-leveling cart, and we have put in for and received money to purchase a bedding dispenser for setting up the cages. I also see people trying new ways to do things so this has gotten them to look at what they are doing.
Thank you all so much for your time and help." — Sally Varnam, Supervisor, Veterinary Medical Unit, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System
"Everything is going well and the guys feel equipped each day for their tasks both mentally and more importantly physically! Once again your program I believe is ahead of the curve and needs to spread out through the entire workplace. I've personally handed out several of your business cards with a highly endorsed message of what it has done for D9 and will continue to do so!!" — Mark Anderson, Installation Manager, Division 9 Flooring
"This was the first time in 7 years that a training received applause!" — Curt Russell, Safety & Emergency Preparation Coordinator, Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
"Mowat has been working with Deborah Read and ErgoFit since 2007. Mowat has benefitted immeasurably from the ErgoFit Programs we have put in place. Chief among them are the Shift Prep and Stretch Break programs we replaced our old stretch and flex program with. We have also utilized ErgoFit for work station evaluations, ergonomic evaluations of our field processes and for training our foreman to think about task matching (matching the body to the task rather than expecting everyone to be able to do everything). Among our long term employees we have seen near elimination of MSDs. We have seen a reduction in slips trips and falls because the Shift Pre and Stretch Break programs focus on warm up, strengthening the small joint stabilizing muscles and improving balance. Our only difficulty is in new hires who bring preexisting conditions to the job. We are, however, getting better at training our supervisors to assess worker’s suitability for a given task.
In summary, I simply cannot say enough good about ErgoFit, Deborah and her team." — Bruce McGaw, Safety Director, Mowat Construction Company
In 2012, 30% of all cases of injury and illness requiring days away from work included employees with fewer than 3 months and just 3 to 11 months of service according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.