ABOUT ergo SAVVY President and Founder, Ellen Meyer  

Back when I was raising my four sons, little did I know that it would be the start of a long and deeply satisfying career dedicated to helping people lead healthy, productive lives through ergonomics.

You see, my sons and husband range from 6'2" to 7'2" in height.  And I am 5'5". So from the time I realized that we would have a large family, literally, I have been learning how to make accommodations in our home, in the car, on vacation, and for hobbies.  It was the best early training I could have had!

Now, as a registered nurse specializing in occupational health with over 30 years of experience in the ergonomics field at Digital Equipment, Microsoft Corporation, and Seagate Technology, I am as committed as ever to helping people live and work to their full potential.

Currently, I am a member of the Puget Sound Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (PSHFES), member of the Pacific Northwest Ergonomics Roundtable, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, WA Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  I am a PhD candidate in Nursing Research at the University of Washington, working on a National Institute of Health and Nursing Research Fellowship with a focus on ergonomics and aging workers.

My occupational health work has taken me around the world and provided some exciting opportunities over the years.  Doing a personal ergonomics consult for Bill Gates, guiding employee teams in Asia, and working on the medical support team for the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid were both fun and challenging in different ways.

But in all honesty, the most exciting part of my work, and the greatest reward, is seeing the pride, relief, and joy on a client's face when they return to work after an injury or continue to work productively with a disability.  I have the privilege of helping individuals and businesses doing work that I love, and it doesn't get much better than that.

Warmly,

Ellen Meyer, MSN, RN                                                                                                                

President, ergo SAVVY

 

ABOUT ergo SAVVY CEO, Robert Meyer

I remember first hearing the word ‘ergonomics’ in 1981 while working in the forest products industry – I didn’t understand what it meant or why it was important.  Shortly after, a friend asked for help removing a lid from a jar and I learned another friend had trouble making it through a work day due to hand pain.

The message started coming through for me about the link between this new word ‘ergonomics’ and some of the injuries I was seeing among friends and co-workers.

While working for a start up workers’ compensation company in Maine I regularly reviewed injuries of customers and noted that injury causation with descriptors like ‘overexertion’ and ‘repetitive trauma’ led in frequency and cost in all industries.  While with Sedgwick CMS in Washington, the safety consulting work I performed frequently had an ergonomics component and implemented solutions enhanced both worker safety and productivity.

As the CEO of ergo SAVVY, in addition to ergonomics expertise, I bring extensive experience in Operations Management; Safety Program development and implementation; and Training programs to guide and educate the workforce and management for increased safety awareness and decreased injuries.

I have a Master of Business degree, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with experience working with all industries nationally.  I am a member of the Puget Sound Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (PSHFES) and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).  I have consulted with clients on ergonomics and general safety in diverse industries to increase safety while realizing productivity and fiscal improvements.  With today’s business challenges this has never been more important.

Best regards,

Robert Meyer, CSP

CEO, ergo SAVVY

 

 About ergo SAVVY Vice-President, Matthew Meyer

I have always had an interest in both ergonomics and safety.  Growing up with parents involved with ergonomics and safety, I had many opportunities to “listen and learn” through active and passive participation in a wide range of industries such as logging, construction, and healthcare. 

When I started my own businesses in real estate, and later construction, the value of ergonomics and safety through this extensive and broad experience was a “done deal”.  I bring a valuable perspective in practical and hands-on information that employees can incorporate for improved comfort and productivity in both their work and home environments. 

In addition, I have a keen interest in ergonomic equipment and solutions.  I bring a unique perspective on equipment needs and advice while working collaboratively with individuals and companies to achieve their business and personal goals.  This knowledge is continuously enhanced through active membership in the Puget Sound Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (PSHFES), the Pacific Northwest Ergonomics Roundtable, and participating through seminars at the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

My business degree, work experience, and interests enable me to understand the realities of the work environment through the eyes of both employees and business management – a real win-win for all!

Sincerely,

Matthew Meyer, COEE

Vice-President, ergo SAVVY

 

About ergo SAVVY  Ergonomics Consultant, Deb Melton

One of the things I learned while taking my first business class in college is that a company's success is directly correlated with its employee's health and happiness.  From that moment on I knew that I wanted to pursue a career that helped companies and individuals attain their health and productivity goals and be the best they could be!

I’m a proud graduate of Washington State University (Go Cougs) and first became interested in Ergonomics in the early 1990’s while developing and managing corporate health promotion programs for a large insurance corporation. 

In 1995, I  went to work for Microsoft Corporation. Since that time I have conducted more than 12,000 office ergonomic assessments for a diverse employee population.  I’m a member of the Puget Sound Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (PSHFES) and also involved with the Pacific Northwest Ergonomics Roundtable.

I have extensive experience working with a wide range of ergonomic seating, furniture and accessories and strive to find the best solution for every individual, as we all know one size does not fit all. 

With the increased demand for today’s professional to spend many long hours behind a screen, the more you know and understand about neutral posture and positioning, the healthier and more productive you’ll be.  

To your health,

Deb Melton

Ergonomics Consultant