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Trent Shuford

Trent Shuford

Writer and Speaker

Trent Shuford
Founder, CEO, and Chief Visionary for Workplace Injury Reduction

“Reducing pain in the workplace is not only the responsible thing to do.
It’s the right thing to do.”

-- Trent Shuford

Companies suffering from escalating worker compensation claims are taking a careful look at the innovative and effective workplace healthcare delivery model that Trent Shuford has created as the founder, CEO, and chief visionary in workplace injury reduction for InjuryFree. A natural born entrepreneur and life-long learner with 20+ years of experience in rehabilitation technology and treatment, Trent is successfully challenging and pioneering new ways to make healthcare and the workplace better. He delivers stunning, decisive return on investment and lasting improvements in employee morale.

Trent has written many articles regarding his innovative and proven concepts which have been published in the Workers Compensation Journal as well as many other health and safety magazines and journals.

 

All posts by Trent Shuford

Companies that Use Safety to Drive Operational Performance

Companies that Use Safety to Drive Operational Performance

“We have to start with safety. It’s how we earn the trust of our people. It allows us to ask them to participate in other improvement activities.” ~ Japanese Manufacturing Manager The above statement was an eye-opener for Milliken Vice…

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Safety is about more than compliance…

Safety is about more than compliance…

Safety is about more than compliance to these U.S. Companies The move was part of its Worthington Industries’ Safe Works program, which began as a safety initiative in 2001 and became the company’s official safety management program in June 2006.…

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OSHA Will Be Putting Workplace Hospitalized Injuries Online

OSHA Will Be Putting Workplace Hospitalized Injuries Online

OSHA Putting Hospitalized Workplace Injuries Online for All to See Beginning January 1, 2015, employers will be required to report workplace injuries requiring hospitalization to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within 24 hours. Workplace fatalities still need to…

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Ergonomic Design for an Aging Workforce

Ergonomic Design for an Aging Workforce

Injury Prevention in Older Workers through Ergonomic Design With ergonomic injuries making up roughly a third of all injury claims (BLS), companies are taking steps to minimize worker injury; especially for those that are in their 50s and above. The…

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Employee Driven Safety

Employee Driven Safety

Employee-Driven Safety Reduces Cost and Ergonomic Injuries There have been a number of case studies reporting on the success of employee-driven safety programs. One such study was in Industry Week about how one company is taking additional steps to reduce…

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7 Tips to Reduce Workers Compensation Premiums

7 Tips to Reduce Workers Compensation Premiums

“Workers’ compensation creates frustration for employers because most don’t understand how they can lower their costs.” Ray Gage master workers’ compensation advisor If you’ve ever tried to read the fine print in a workers compensation insurance agreement, you’re aware of…

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Annual Cost of Job-Related Illnesses and Injuries Estimated at $250 Billion

Annual Cost of Job-Related Illnesses and Injuries Estimated at $250 Billion

It’s a study that appears to be done every 15 years with the estimated price tag including direct and indirect costs and counting all externalities to society. It has only been analyzed twice by J. Paul Leigh, a professor of…

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Are Myofascial Trigger Points a Major Cause of MSDs? Part I

Are Myofascial Trigger Points a Major Cause of MSDs? Part I

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) continue to cost U.S. employers billions of dollars annually to diagnose and treat, but there doesn’t appear to be a noticeable reduction in the incidence of MSDs in the workplace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has…

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Biophysics Technology a Next Generation Tool in Ergonomic Risk Management

Biophysics Technology a Next Generation Tool in Ergonomic Risk Management

The job of safety professionals is not to reduce cost, or to reduce injury statistics, but to reduce workplace injuries and illness. By taking care of that singular goal, all of the secondary objectives, including productivity and quality improvements, will…

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5 Workplace Injuries that Result in 67% of Workers Compensation Costs

5 Workplace Injuries that Result in 67% of Workers Compensation Costs

In an economy where cost control is prized, U.S. companies continue to absorb more than $50 billion annually in workers compensation costs. According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, workplace injuries and illnesses amounted to $55.4 billion in…

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