The Evolution of HealthWorks

Diane Stinson established HealthWorks in Calgary in 1988 to address the serious issue of back injury in the workplace.  In the early days working with the Alberta Liquor Control Board across the province, the company soon expanded from focusing on customized materials handling programs with warehousing and manufacturing, into the broader realm of full service ergonomics.  With the advent of computer use in offices and a greater awareness of ergonomics in the corporate world, consulting expertise extended to meet client needs via office ergonomics programs and services for numerous corporate clients.

The company’s core values have always been to provide a professional, reliable, and service-oriented solutions approach to work place issues.  Our valued team at HealthWorks has focused on creating ergonomics programs that make a difference to the bottom line and to the lives of employees.  Since its inception, the firm has worked with over 400 clients, many on an ongoing basis.  In fact, 22 companies and organizations have been HealthWorks’ clients for 10 years or more.  These clients include major oil and gas companies, engineering, legal, accounting, and insurance firms, food and beverage manufacturing and distribution companies, printing, communications and technology businesses, transportation companies, the public sector, not-for-profit organizations, financial institutions, and manufacturing companies.

There have been many milestones in the company’s history with our clients, our team, and the special projects upon which we have worked.  Our on-going work with Imperial Oil Limited and Syncrude Canada allows us to be continually creative and proactive in meeting their diversified needs.  The consulting team, with their broad range of expertise and dedication to ergonomics, has continued to grow.  Three of the consultants have now worked with HealthWorks for 5-10 years.  Some special projects the company has worked on include “Ergonomics for the Oil and Gas Industry in Latin America,” “Office Lighting Study,” Ergonomics Guiding Principles for Libraries,” and “The Armrest in Police Vehicles.”

“Health” really does “Work” for our many clients who look to our firm to work with them by providing an essential component to their health and safety program, their corporate health program, or as a part of their office services or facilities initiative.

In 2012 Diane sold HealthWorks to Craig Kipling to continue to provide excellent ergonomics services to our valued clients, with his strong leadership and our committed team.