Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 27, 2010

MHealthy Ergonomics Awards recognize 12
university areas

MHealthy Ergonomics Awards were given to 12 university departments and units for independently implementing ergonomic solutions within their work environments.

Winning areas have decreased risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.

“Ergonomics fits the workplace to the worker making it safer and healthier,” says Suzanne Bade, MHealthy Ergonomics Awareness Team chair and senior ergonomics consultant. “We want to recognize these areas for taking care of their employees and making safety an important priority.”

Plaques for Outstanding Contribution:
• UMHS Mott Hospital Operating Rooms
• UMHS Internal Medicine Department Clinical Operations, Medical Procedures Unit
• Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR)
• School of Information
• School of Social Work

Certificates of Recognition:
• UM-Flint Facilities & Operations
• UMHS Vascular Access Team
• UMHS Materiel Services
• UMHS Medical Procedures Unit
• UMHS Physical Therapy Department
• UMHS Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Letter of commendation:
• UMHS Department of Pathology

Ergo Award nominations are accepted every spring. For more information on awards and previous winners, visit