April 26, 2005
To Whom It May Concern:
Paul Fontana presented a Back Injury Prevention seminar to SLEMCO employees in the fall of 2004. The presentation that focused on Body Mechanics and Material Handling was very educational and the information he supplied was useful.
Our employees had been exposed to various teaching methods regarding Body Mechanics, but Paul Fontana's experience and ability to relate to job specific material handling situations in the electric utility industry made the presentations enjoyable and "down to earth". Many employees stated that his presentation was the best they had ever attended. Paul's frequent comment "If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got" has made a definite impact on our field employees.
Since these training sessions, our back injury and muscle strain injuries have definitely been reduced in numbers and severity. We have had physical therapists that have given the same basic type of information, but none of the prior training sessions produced the substantial results that Paul Fontana's has.
I would highly recommend this type of program presented by the Fontana Center
to any industry that is plagued by preventable back injuries and muscle strains.
Claude Ledet, C.S.P.
SLEMCO Safety & Training Supervisor