About Us

We are slightly obsessed with work — our work and your work.

At Performance Ergonomics, we provide ergonomics consulting and workplace injury prevention services as we build partnerships with our clients to reduce workplace risk. Working with Certified Professional Ergonomists makes a difference, as we focus on providing you with easy-to-understand, cost-effective ergonomic solutions designed to prevent injuries and boost workplace wellness–thereby lowering your costs and improving employees’ productivity.

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Who We Are

Performance Ergonomics was founded in 2005, with the aim of helping companies create comprehensive, cost-effective ergonomics programs or fulfill individual office assessments. Since then, we’ve grown to help take the guesswork out of next steps by providing ergonomic workplace solutions—furniture, chairs, and accessories—to alleviate the underlying stressors. We’ve streamlined the process from initial evaluation to specific equipment partners, delivery, installation and all fit precisely to the individual.

Guided by our team of credentialed and experienced professionals, our services support organizations concerned with wellness, workers’ compensation, risk management, health and safety.

Merl Miller, Founder & Principal

As the founder of Performance Ergonomics, Merl Miller, MS, ATC, CIE, CPE is passionate about optimizing human performance and helping organizations improve their bottom lines through injury prevention. With over 20 years of experience, Merl has held a wide variety of health and safety-related positions, including roles in corporate occupational safety and health, risk management consulting, and health and wellness. His expertise spans numerous different settings, such as healthcare, commercial offices, industry, and insurance companies.

Merl regularly delivers presentations to professional organizations and teaches courses at conferences and educational institutions, including the OSHA Education Center at Arizona State University. He is a founding member of the Greater Phoenix Ergonomic Roundtable and a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.

In addition to several professional certifications, Merl holds a B.S. in Athletic Training from the University of New Mexico and an M.S. in Sports Science/Management from Florida International University. At Performance Ergonomics, Merl draws on his vast knowledge and experience to help organizations create safer, more productive, and more comfortable work environments through improved ergonomics.

Contact Merl for a complimentary consultation at mmiller@performance-ergonomics.com.

Meet Our Team

Lauren Berryhill

Early Intervention Specialist

Lauren Berryhill, MS, ATC, CEAS-I provides onsite assessments and has 19 years of rewarding experience as a health promotion specialist and healthcare provider working in physical therapy and occupational rehab. Lauren’s record of direct patient care engaging individuals in customized exercise and functional training is well-suited for the occupational setting. She holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Kansas State University and a M.S. in Athletic Training from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Lauren joined our team in 2019 and now implements onsite early intervention, ergonomics, and wellness with our clients. She is focused on helping employees with conditioning, job coaching, and promoting early return to work.

Antonio Carrasco

Early Intervention Specialist

Antonio Carrasco, MS, ATC, CSCS is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and certified athletic trainer. He provides onsite training, pre-work conditioning, and injury prevention programs for all types of industries and clients. Antonio received a B.S. in Exercise Science from Hastings College and an M.S. in Athletic Training from Northern Arizona University.

Antonio joined our team in 2018 and has worked onsite for several years with a major retail distribution center performing job site analyses, root cause investigation, and ergonomics assessments.

Dan Dell’Omo

Early Intervention Specialist

As a certified athletic trainer, Dan Dell’Omo, BS, ATC has led the medical response for professional and amateur athletes for over 25 years. His career and background in treating musculoskeletal disorders serves as a valuable understanding for workers’ performance. He specializes in providing post-offer, pre-placement, and pre-work screenings for transportation and industrial clients. He has a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University.

Dan joined our team in 2015 and provides onsite services to some of the largest logistics companies helping them to manage musculoskeletal injuries by preventing them.

Our Qualifications

When it comes to certification, we’ve earned them all (at least it feels it). Several widely recognized certifications in the field of ergonomics, including the Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) issued by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics, and the Oxford Research Institute Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE), are issued by credible organizations. These top-notch credentials require ongoing education and have application requirements. In addition, there are certificate courses such as the Matheson certified ergonomics evaluator specialist (CEES) and the certified ergonomics assessment specialist (CEAS) from the Back School of Atlanta.

  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)

  • Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE)
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Technician (KC-OC) — Occupational Health
  • Certificate in Safe Patient Handling and Movement

  • KEY Method Functional Capacity Assessment
  • Post-Offer Pre-Placement Testing and Job Analysis
  • Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist (CEES)
  • Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

OSHA Ergonomics Education and Training—Continuing Education
As an instructor for the OSHA Education Center at Arizona State University, we teach the Principles of Ergonomics Course OSHA 2255. It’s a three-day course in which we teach students how to use ergonomic principles as a way to recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that may cause musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Learn more about the course curriculum: https://osha.asu.edu/2255

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