May 21, 2018

The 2018 Midwest Safety and Health Expo Sponsored by Region VII VPPPA was held in LaVista, NE. BlueChip OCM was a proud exhibitor at this event, which took place at the LaVista Convention Center. We have been to a few regional meetings across the country, but this was our first experience with Region 7. This Expo has to be one of the best we have ever attended. Immediately we found the people to be over the top friendly and helpful. The Board members went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed during the expo and that our experience was excellent. 

We were busy from the start of the Expo and at some points, the booth was backed up to the point we had groups waiting for questions to be answered. It was great to meet and have conversations with all of the different company representatives in attendance at the meeting. We thank you all for being patient and waiting for us to answer your questions. 

One thing that is apparent when talking to different companies in different industries is that as humans, we all suffer the same aches and pains. From the highest executives to the new person cleaning the machines, humans all have very similar complaints. The human condition predicts two things, we all walk upright and we all do things in front of us because that’s where our eyes are. These two things almost guarantee that at some point the majority of individuals will experience neck-shoulder-upper back pain and low-back pain, with a mix of an isolated shoulder, elbow and knee complaints. 

The reality is, people are going to hurt from time-to-time. When we realize that and acknowledge we don’t have to live and work in pain we move forward. We become less reactionary and more proactive. Take the old saying “it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission” as a comparison of care. We often find it easier to just deal with injuries when they happen, rather than asking the questions, “what can we do to prevent these issues” or “what is the cause of these issues”. Asking those questions is asking permission to identify a problem and then, hopefully, a solution for it. 

BlueChipOCM is giving you permission to take on these challenges and we are here to be a part of the solution. Contact us for more information.