Occupational therapy doctoral students Evan Pendygraft and Jevorius Price began work this semester to provide ergonomic consultation to Spring Back Mattress Recycling in Nashville. The local nonprofit was started in 2010 as a project by Belmont Enactus (then Students in Free Enterprise) who explored mattress recycling as a means of achieving a triple bottom line, serving people, planet and profit. Pendygraft and Price are working under the guidance of Dr. Teresa Plummer and Dr. Debra Gibbs, faculty members in the School of Occupational Therapy, and with Dr. John Gonas from the College of Business Administration, to assist workers at Spring Back to lessen the physical strain in their work activities and avoid potential injury. The consultation will continue during the next year.
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