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Vanessa Friedman is the founder of Ergonomic Connection and Inspire Work Wellness. She has been providing specialty ergonomic furniture and computer accessories to businesses and individuals since 2003. In 2016, she released the mobile app, WorkPose, which allows users to perform their own ergonomic self-assessment and obtain recommendations to be pain-free while using their computer or laptop. She is a Kinesiologist with a specialty in Exercise Science. Her career started as a personal fitness trainer and then she entered the orthopedic arena by helping clients rehabilitate from a workers compensation injury. Through this work, she saw the need for injury prevention in the workplace and the solution was, to prevent the injury by correcting the workspace. Her mission is to make corporate health and wellness fun and engaging, by educating clients on easy to use tools, product solutions, and best practices.
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Steven Davis started his career, in the aerospace industry where he programmed, setup and operated Computerized Numerical Control machines. He then transitioned to employee development, safety & health or quality systems management, spending most of his career in these endeavors. Steve has worked in both general industry and the construction industry. In construction, he worked for companies that contracted with the US Army Corps of Engineers or the US Navy, serving as a Construction Quality Systems Manager or a Site Safety and Health Officer. Steve was introduced to ergonomics while working as the Employee Development and Safety Specialist for Halliburton. In 2000 Steve founded Ergonauts Performance Technologists, LLC. He surrounded himself with partners who are recognized as being the best in their respective professions. They focused their energy on a systems approach and quickly became recognized as the best in this field. Soon after they were founded, Ergonauts began working with UK's Lean Manufacturing Program as an education provider. Ergonomics remains Steve's professional passion to this day and he has rejoined the Lean Systems Program to share his unique approach.
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