What is MoveSMART®
The Core of MoveSMART®
- Compelling: gets attention with unique, surprisingly powerful techniques.
- Core principles: that apply to all movement activities (for preventing strains/sprains, slip/trips/falls and hand injuries AND for overall high performance).
- Energizes: through demonstrating possibilities of what each can actually accomplish, quickly and with relatively little extra effort.
- Engages: each person individually experiences and discovers the effectiveness of MoveSMART® principles—and how easy it is to apply these.
- Personal: face-to-face kinesthetics transmission encourages trial of methods.
- Practical: principles are illustrated/grounded in their actual applications.
- Motivates: through strong complementary emphasis on improving at-work and at-home tasks (e.g. favorite hobbies and activities).
- Internalizes: skillsets that place people more in control of their own safety.
- Connects: as it applies to everyone, executives and managers also become enthused supporters—lifting, pushing, pulling, walking, climbing stairs, using tools, and other activities are commonly done, whether at work or off work—and MoveSMART® methods equally work for all.
"We experienced a 57% reduction in material handling injuries overall and ... have spent much less on MoveSMART® than we budgeted and yet still received these results."
"After six years of careful techniques and still ongoing, I'm convinced MoveSMART® is the BEST thing that has ever happened to me."
"We've seen a 30% decrease in the number of injuries in the 16 months since we began using MoveSMART®."
"We're 1/2 way thru the eighth month and have ZERO MSHA reportables to date."
"We attribute MoveSMART® instructor training with a 300% return on investment."
"The MoveSMART® training is going great. Any area where we've had the training hasn't had a lost-time accident. That's pretty remarkable."
"... a tremendous reduction in incidence rate of more than 50% in one year."
"Within Central Maintenance Services, we just celebrated 15 months without a lost-time incident. As you can imagine, we're quite pleased about that."
"Our Vice-President has proclaimed that all new employees must first have MoveSMART® training."
"Demonstrative and innovative coupled with induced excitement and fun."
"Within one year after the MoveSMART® training our incidence of falls dropped 42%."
"At Brattleboro plant, they've seen a 74% decrease in their accident rate."
"After MoveSMART® instructor training, injuries to our Route Sales Reps went down 42%."
"For the first two years of MoveSMART® training we saw overall costs reduced by well over 50%, including a 50% decrease in lost time and a 60% decrease in strains and back injuries."
"We saw a 67% reduction on sprain/strain injuries in the year following MoveSMART® training."
"United calculates that the savings from just one airport paid for the implementation of MoveSMART® across the organization."
The Pick Lines, one of the highest risk areas in their distribution centers, reported a 90% reduction in injuries.
"One location of 400 people has gone three years without a lost-time accident."
"We're saving over $4 million per year in lost work days. We attribute this to the Movesmart training."
"MoveSMART® trained employees had over 75% reduction in soft tissue injuries."
"MoveSMART® goes beyond the toolset to stop from getting hurt: they actually affect the mindset through their approach. I recommend them very highly."
United Airlines reported a 53% decrease in soft-tissue injuries among baggage handlers who received MoveSMART® training.