DORN Programs lead to over $7 million in savings for clients.

Happy New Year!

I hope your year is starting out well and that your employees are working pain- and injury-free. In this issue, we would like to share with you some of the outstanding results that came from our partnerships in 2018.

In 2018, DORN continued to experience significant growth in all of our services with both existing and new customers:


We have two programs aimed at addressing site and employee risk: Basic C&M, which monitors the work environment and reports areas of risk to management, and C&M Premium, which involves working directly with employees on proper biomechanics and conducting mini ergonomic assessments for any worker experiencing job-related pain or discomfort.

In addition, we now offer wearable ergonomic technology to measure the body’s biometrics and highlight stress points that may not be detected through an observational audit. Also, our ErgoAware training has become popular in helping to train front-line employees on risk awareness, teaching workers how to address simple problems themselves and report major issues that could cause ergonomic injuries. We are currently in the process of training 3,000 of one client’s employees to be proactive and take action to improve their work environment.

This integrated approach to pain management and injury reduction allows for all employees to participate in improving the safety of the workplace and reduce long-term claims, both health and worker’s comp.

The Results

In summary, the more integrated the program, the better the results. In addition to reducing overall risks by over 50% through our monitoring programs, we also achieved the following consolidated results in 2018:

In 2018, some 14% of employees in our programs indicated they would have seen a work comp professional had it not been for our PainFree Treatments. This is a significant increase over previous years, which can be attributed to the continued aging of the workforce, millennials who start work with pre-existing conditions for musculoskeletal disorders, and budget limitations on new capital improvements. In addition, between 50% and 70% of employees would have gone on to see a healthcare professional. Keeping people out of both systems saves millions over time. Even when factoring in a reduction to the employee reported numbers, the results show annual savings of over $7 million, bringing total savings for all our valued clients over the last 20 years above $100 million.

What’s on the horizon for 2019?

In 2019, we will continue to focus first and foremost on complete customer satisfaction. We look to increase engagement  with our clients, delivering additional data and support that will allow you to make informed decisions for your organization on job design and other improvements aimed at reducing injury risks. We will look to further validate your ROI with industry trends and standards. Delivering on this expanded value proposition will require implementation of our new Provider Development Model, which broadens your local provider’s skillset so that you get more out of your investment. Through expertise in service delivery and more results-driven data, we will bring greater overall value for our clients and help improve the lives of workers.

In addition, we are in the process of exploring new technology related to ergonomics and employee engagement that will bring ownership of the safety by your workforce to new levels.

These solutions could include exoskeletal tech, additional wearables, online educational materials, and other support for you and your safety professionals.

On behalf of the entire DORN team, thank you for your continued support and the trust you have given us in allowing us to transform your workplace into a safe and healthy environment for employees.