Fit For Work Safety Director Presents On Enhancing Productivity While Incorporating Compliance

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In April 2011, Forrest Richardson, Fit For Work’s Safety Division Director, presented at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Region III Professional Development Conference.

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Forrest Richardson is a business and Certified Safety Professional who is committed to understanding and assisting the business community by providing comprehensive, cost-effective employee training and education.

In April 2011, Forrest Richardson, Fit For Work’s Safety Division Director, presented at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Region III Professional Development Conference. Fit For Work is an Occupational and Industrial Health practice developed around a model of prevention and early intervention. Their presence at the ASSE conference provided valuable insight to conference attendees about on the job safety management that is cost effective.

ASSE is one of the most established safety, health, and environmental associations in existence today. The ASSE’s central mission is the advancement of the Safety, Health, and Environmental Profession as a whole. Their 36th Annual Conference was held on April 18-20, 2011, in Oklahoma City. Region III of the American Society of Safety Engineers consists of 3500 members associated with fifteen chapters and eight student sections.

“It was both an honor and a privilege to speak at the ASSE’s conference this spring,” states Richardson. “Businesses exist to provide a product or service cheaper than their competitors and produce profit. Fit For Work has a unique perspective on business operations in that they focus on enhancing productivity goals while incorporating appropriate compliance, versus focusing on pure compliance.”

Richarson’s presentation focused on employees with the responsibility of planning, facilitating, and reporting of safety, health, and environmental audits. Participants received practical instruction in the audit process to help minimize wasted resources and increase effectiveness and production that could be immediately be applied in the workplace.

“Forrest Richardson is a business and Certified Safety Professional who is committed to understanding and assisting the business community by providing comprehensive, cost-effective employee training and education," comments Mike McIyer, Vice President of Manufacturing at Pressure Systems International. "Forrest is a dynamic and energetic speaker, trainer and facilitator. He has been a guest speaker for local industry associations and has facilitated hundreds of sessions across many different industries.”

Fit For Work’s nationally certified safety, health, and environmental professionals have over thirty combined years of operations, production and project management backgrounds with extensive safety, health, and environmental practical and educational experience. They provide tools for their clients to improve clarity to regulatory requirements in terms of standard business terminology and methods. This allows Fit For Work clients to make informed decisions on investments, prioritization, and abatement of safety, health, and environmental requirements. This positively adds to clients’ bottom lines and helps clients achieve business goals.

Instead of a model where they would benefit from prescribed care and medical costs, Fit for Work’s measure of success is tied to the physical health and safety of the employees as well as the financial health and safety record of the companies with which they work. Fit for Work focuses on preventing tomorrow’s cost and pain by eliminating it today. For over a decade, Fit for Work has provided this model to numerous local and national clients and maintained reductions in worker’s compensation costs of no less than fifty percent. Prevention, early intervention and medical management are critical aspects of Fit For Work’s services.

For more information on Fit For Work and their services, please visit wellworkforce.com.

About Fit For Work:
Fit for Work is a privately held Occupational and Industrial Health practice developed around a model of prevention and early intervention. Founded in 1998, Fit for Work has continuously sought to provide large and small employers alike with a non-traditional service model. This model combines a progressive approach to injury prevention and treatment based on an underlying and proven principle that putting the right worker in the right place in as safe a manner as possible results in decreased costs, decreased injuries, increased profitability and increased productivity. For more information, please visit wellworkforce.com.

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