• AtomicErgo Podcast – Episode 5 with Kirby Mask CSP, ARM, CPE, CEAS(III), BOE, CLE

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    In this episode, Earl-Ray and Jamie talk with Kirby Mask about the compelling role that ergonomics play in insurance risk management from his perspective through a long and amazing career in this area.

    More about Kirby Mask:

    Kirby Mask, CSP, ARM, CPE, CEAS(III), BOE, CLE has worked across multiple industries to provide risk management consulting using his expertise in Ergonomics, Tribology (Slip Trip and Fall), Industrial Operations, and Construction. His certifications, including Certified Lean Ergonomist, Certified Professional Ergonomist, and Certified Safety Professional, combined with broad and deep experience applying Lean principles and practices make Kirby a power player and highly sought after Subject Matter Expert.

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  • AtomicErgo Podcast – Episode 4 with Dr. Greg Pitts, OTD, MS OTR/L CHT

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    In this episode Jamie has a discussion with Greg Pitts about the costs of ergonomic injuries and the long-term impact they have on both employees and employers.

    More about Dr. Greg Pitts

    Dr. Pitts (he insists we call him Greg), OTD, MS OTR/L CHT, is recognized as one of the top Hand Therapist on the planet. In his career, which has spanned over three decades, Greg’s been a practitioner, an academic and researcher. Greg regularly speaks/trains both domestically and internationally and serves as a professor at Spalding University. Greg is a successful entrepreneur and serves as the CEO of Commonwealth Hand and Physical Therapy, Bluegrass Properties and Commonwealth Hand Technologies. He’s also the Chair of the AHTF Advisory Board. As a Board Member at Ergonauts, Greg’s cutting-edge approach as a technological solution to the magnitude of illnesses due to poor ergonomics is driving our future tech development.

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  • AtomicErgo Podcast – Episode 3 with Ergonomist Mike Gladden, MS, CPE

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    In this episode, Earl-Ray and Jamie talk with Mike Gladden about musculoskeletal disorders showing within the first 4 months and ways this can be fixed to better create a safer work environment based on lean principles.

    More on Mike Gladden:

    The University of Kentucky College of Engineering Lean Systems Program described Mike as the number one ergonomist working in the automotive industry. Mike worked as the Advanced Lean Platform Manager for Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Ergonomist for Daimler Chrysler. Mike’s philosophy is “pick the low hanging fruit first, the free, cheap and easy”. Mike’s practical hands-on experience in ergonomics is a direct result of his impeccable academic training. Mike received his Bachelor’s Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan, his Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Michigan and completed the course work for his Doctorate in Kinesiology, ABD at the University of Kentucky. As a Certified Professional Ergonomist and expert in Lean Ergonomics made Mike our first choice as Chief Engineering and Ergonomics Officer.

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  • Introducing the AtomicErgo Podcast Series – Episode 1 with Founder Steve Davis

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    In this first AtomicErgo Podcast, Earl-Ray and Jamie talk with Ergonauts founder and president Steve Davis about his vision for the future.

    More on Steve Davis

    Steve was born and raised a Kentuckian. He’s served in Safety and Health leadership roles in both general industry and the heavy construction industry. Steve also continues to work in academia in the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering’s prestigious True Lean Systems program. 2000 was also the year Steve founded Ergonauts Performance Technology, LLC. Ergonauts was founded on, and continues to this day, the principles of quality system-based ergonomics and the application of lean principles, which provides organizations of every size the template/tools to have a world class ergonomics process.

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  • In 2022 I watched it get bigger than me…

    I founded Ergonauts in 2000. I was fortunate enough to have networked with some brilliant people that had unique skill sets, in several different fields, that could all be brought together to help solve the growing ergonomic problem.

    Our first order of business was to partner with the University of Kentucky and create a Certification in Ergonomics Management (CEM). This field of knowledge is designed to approach ergonomics with a quality systems template approach. And that is what we did. It was very successful and numerous professionals still use the CEM in their credentials.

    We also designed a technology process to address an end-to-end solution to multiple needs in ergonomics. That didn’t go as well, as the internet was not fast enough, and technology wasn’t sophisticated enough to produce the technology product we had designed.

    Over the next 20 years, technology caught up, the Internet caught up, and we kept the dream alive. Additionally, several other brilliant people crossed my path.

    From 2019 through 2022 we designed and built Ergonauts’ ErgoAlgo, technology platform. We launched it in the fourth quarter of 2022 and as a group took it to market. It was at that moment that I observed the organization really getting bigger than me. And I like it! 

    Those brilliant humans that I had asked to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with me, stepped up and started pushing our technology to the market based on their professional experience.

    We didn’t just launch the platform, but we launch multiple communication formats to spread the word about ergonomics. That’s all bigger than me. 

    What does 2023 have in store for the Ergonauts… We’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing. We’re going to work hard to make Lean ergonomics available to everyone. We are going to focus on continuous improvement of the initiatives and products that we have launched already. We’re going to remain grateful for this opportunity. And we have a couple of new initiatives will be launching as well as new technology we are developing.

    In regards to our market: Nowhere in any of our goals and objectives will you find verbiage that indicates we want to put others in this field out of business. In fact, our goal is collaboration, not competition. The magnitude the problem due to poor ergonomics in this country is so massive. We need everyone contributing to solving the problem. 

    So, I’m very excited to be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with every single board member. 2023 is going to be another delightful year to be a member of Ergonauts!

    I hope wherever you are you have a great year too:)


    Ergonaut Steve Davis, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer 

  • Safe workspaces in ALL places

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    THANK YOU to all of you who keep us safe at work!
    We understand it is a much bigger task than you get credit for. Thank you for all of your hard work and diligence!

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