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“Jill (Ergonomics Plus consultant) has done an absolutely amazing job. To give some perspective… I’ve been here 7 1/2 years and last year was the first time I’ve witnessed the “type of injury” experienced NOT be sprain/strain related. In fact, our results for 2012 were historic in that, we incurred the lowest number of recordable injuries in Pelco’s 25 year history. Thanks to Jill’s input and training, our sprain/strain-related injuries were reduced by 50+%; contributing to an overall reduction in injuries vs. 2011 by 50+%. Jill has been, and continues to be, a viable asset to our team.”
“I cannot say enough about how well the consultant worked with our people on the shop floor. It has been the absolute key issue in the success of our prevention and ergonomics program. For the first time, our employees really believed that someone was trying to help them prevent unnecessary physical fatigue and stress.”
“I would describe the partnership that we have with working with Tara Chase (Ergonomics Plus consultant) as a solid and powerful business tool. Tara has brought an enormous wealth of knowledge and experience that having her input in these project discussions, enables us to collectively make the best decisions on equipment type, location, and process’ that will yield the greatest results while delivering the most valuable ergonomic solution.”
“The results speak volumes about the impact of this program on our facility. We reduced MIR from 23.11 all the way down to 2.8 last year, and our OSHA recordable injuries went from thirty in 2005 down to zero in 2009 and just two last year.”
“Ali is a big promoter of our safety program, has been very effective in our process of reducing the potential for injuries, and provides the best care available for strain and sprain injuries. Many of our employees seek help from Ali for several issues from helping to arrange their work station to designing new work stations to modifying existing work stations. Ali sees several of our employees that have reported a work related injury or issue and helps them to recover faster and without the need of medical attention. Since these injuries do not require medical attention they are not recordable and it helps reduce the cost and any potential loss time. Upon request, Ali will meet with employees and help them to develop a strengthening program for certain areas of the body (back, shoulder, etc.). Ali has been instrumental in identifying ergonomic and other safety issues so that corrective action can be taken before an injury occurs.”
“Jill brings a positive energy and excitement to her job and seems to be able to easily develop relationships and a good level of trust with the employees. The experience is consistent between both plants that I have managed. Jill helps us to drive the desired results at the plant and lends credibility to what we are striving to do from a continuous improvement standpoint in both our Safety program and our production improvement projects. As an example, Jill participated in, or supported, several successful Kaizen Events in the Schiller Park facility. These projects included several major layout changes and development of work stations that involvement made the difference in the buy-in of the employees at Schiller Park. She is doing the same for us here at the Livermore facility and I look forward to working with her and the team as we go down the road of continuous improvement. I find Jill to be a valuable asset to my team. I believe that other plants or organizations would find value in working with Jill and would benefit from her support in their organization as well.”
“The folks here at the Schneider Electric Oxford facility want you to know how much we appreciate the efforts of Ray Albensi, and to emphasize the critical role he plays in our goal to drive our injury rate to zero. Our plant recently completed 330 consecutive days without an OSHA recordable incident — a number nothing short of miraculous. In ten years our Medical Incident Rate (MIR) has fallen from double digits to less than one. Ray’s service was one of the main components in our journey to world class safety. We do not make toasters; we manufacture products that weigh hundreds of pounds, so the opportunities for injury are ever-present. This fact, compounded by our “vintage” workforce where the average age is over 40, could easily make us a Worker’s Comp nightmare. Instead, we could probably match injury rates with most office sites. Ray is very good with addressing the root causes of our worker’s discomforts, helping alleviate issues before they reach the painful stage requiring medical treatment. He is constantly evaluating our work activities and gauging their impact on our workers’ safety and health. And by constantly seeking the operator’s input, he has built such a solid relationship with both the shop floor and office workers, they seek his advice for all aches and pains. This includes issues that are not work-related–an activity we encourage, because our workers’ health and well-being are critical to our over-all performance. Ray is not the type that does anything for praise. In fact, he would be embarrassed I am writing this but I want you to know how much we value Ray’s service as well as our long relationship with Ergonomics Plus.”