Industry Outcomes

  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common and costly injury category in the United States, accounting for $1 of every $3 spent on workers compensation.
  • A company with $65,000 in MSD costs from sprains and strains would need to generate over $2.1 million in additional sales (3% profit margin) just to cover the medical bills! 
  • MSD cases require 38% more lost days than the average injury or illness, creating hassles for your schedule and shifts.

Our mentor in the field of worksite injury prevention, Dr. Lauren Hebert, Physical Therapist, and his team in Maine ( have helped over 600 companies achieve impressive results with these programs, including:


  • ELECTRICS G, Maine: Reduced MSD lost days from 757 to 9 lost days in 1 year. 98% reduction.
  • ELECTRONICS G, New Hampshire: Reduced 67 MSD lost days from 67 to 28 days in 1 year. 60% decrease. 
  • ELECTRONICS H, Tennessee: Reduced MSD lost days from 247 to 20 days in 1 year. 92% reduction. CTD incident rated decreased 65%. Productivity improved, and valuable workplace cultural changes were recognized.
  • ELECTRONICS A, Maine: Before program 3 claims per month affecting 30% of workers. After program 30 months of no claims. Productivity increased from 85% of standard to 102% of standard.
  • CONSTRUCTION B, Maine: Reduced back-related lost days from 468 to 73 days in 1 year. 85% decrease.
  • FOUNDRY C, Michigan; Reduced Worker Comp costs from $382,000 to  $41,000. 89% decrease.


  • AMMUNITION MFG, Kansas: Reduced MSD illness rate from 8.35 to 2.32. 72% decrease.
  • FURNITURE MFG E, Vermont: 47% decrease in back lost days after back training program. 
  • HYDRAULICS MFG, Iowa; Reduced lost days from 142 to 71, 50% reduction; Reduced restricted days from 903 to 16. 98% reduction.
  • LEATHER TANNERY P, Maine: Reduced MSD costs in worst department from $330,000 to $9,000. 97% decrease
  • YACHT BUILDER, Michigan: Reduced Worker Comp bills from $500,000 to $50,000 in 1 year. 90% decrease.

Public Works:

  • GOVT OFFICES VA, Maine: Reduced MSD incident rate from 3.0% to 0.3% after program. 90% decrease.
  • CITY PUBLIC WORKS DEPT L, Maine: Musculoskeletal injury costs reduced 80% after program.
  • PUBLIC UTILITY B, Maine: Reduced back-related injury claims from 40% to 17% of claims.

In The News

Public Safety:


  • U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND, Human Performance Program, Preservation of the Force and Family initiative, established 2008.   –  “It is really an opportunity physically to get them back up to speed as quickly as we can, and we have seen some tremendous results as a function of that.” – Admiral William McRaven 2014