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13 Dec 18

With Ergodyne’s New Back Support, A Pioneering Vision Continues



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ProFlex 1625 Back Support

St. Paul, Minn. (Dec. 13, 2018) – Thirty-five years ago in a downtown St. Paul (MN) hospital, Ergodyne founder Dr. Thomas W. Votel sparked an industrial safety revolution with a unique solution to a widespread — and costly — problem.

“I always had a concern about the injuries we saw in work comp claimed in the health services industry,” recalls Dr. Votel. “Most of those complaints were due to injuries which occurred on the job.

Dr. Votel’s back support was designed to remind workers of proper lifting technique while also enhancing the body’s intra-abdominal pressure, moving the stress away from the spine. As a control measure for helping reduce the back injuries he saw so many of, it would make a lasting impact — one that lives on today in the battle against what remains the number one on-the-job injury.

Today, Ergodyne’s newly launched ProFlex® 1625 Back Support represents the latest evolution of the solution the safety gear manufacturer was built on.

“We had a large end user approach us about developing a back support that combined features of our two best selling models,” said Aaron Skemp, product specialist, Ergodyne. “Anytime we receive substantive feedback from the workers themselves, we’re willing to roll up our sleeves and put our back into finding a better, safer way to get the job done.”

The new ProFlex® 1625 Back Support features:

  • 7.5” premium all-elastic body for extra firm support
  • Contoured high-cut front panel
  • Non-conductive polypropylene stays
  • Adjustable, detachable suspenders
  • Rubber track webbing

“Sprains and strains continue to be public enemy number one on the job,” said Tom Votel, president & CEO, Ergodyne. “And with the average cost of a single chronic back issue hovering around $100K, solutions like our new ProFlex® 1625 Back Support paired with proper training are easy, economical measures worksites can take to alleviate a lot of unnecessary expense in the long run.”

For more information or to purchase any of our Tenacious Work Gear®, email orders@ergodyne.com or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.