The Entrac team’s origins date back to the early 90s when founders Dominick Turgeon and Daniel Morin met while pursuing their studies in physical education and kinesiology at Université Laval.
While studying kinesiology and administration, Dominick also worked as a lineman for a major telecommunications company. At work however he suffered bouts of significant back pain, a problem that was frustrating for a young man in his twenties as it restricted both his work and his sporting activities. Lacking specialized resources at his workplace to help him concretely, he started to search for solutions. Upon completing his degree in kinesiology, Dominick carried out a specialized project in back pain prevention overseen by emeritus professor Benoit Roy who specializes in the field, a project that promoted musculoskeletal injury prevention as an inherent part of the tasks performed by linemen.
Daniel on the other hand studied physical education and kinesiology, a choice inspired by his keen interest in teaching and labour. Before undertaking his university studies, he was employed as a cable television installer, and this is when he became aware of the rigours and physical demands of the job while at the same time noting the lack of preventive actions and strategies integrated into the operations. At the end of his studies, Daniel understood how he could put his newly acquired knowledge into practice catering to employers and their employees. The cornerstone of the ergonomics services offered by the Entrac team had thus been laid.
Entrac was incorporated on 14 June 1995. While fulfilling the growing demands of their new clients, Daniel and Dominick continued to pursue studies in ergonomics at UQAM. Over the years and with the growing confidence shown by clients, the number of projects gradually increased and they further refined their expertise.
From 2005 to 2009, Entrac began a new chapter in its history with the establishment of three interdisciplinary rehabilitation clinics supervised by Yves Louchard in Longueuil, Montreal and Quebec City. In December 2013, the Entrac clinics were sold so that Entrac could concentrate solely on its specialities in ergonomics. However, the years spent operating the clinics gave the company a better understanding of the needs of both insurers and employers in terms of disability and the return to work process in the area of ergonomics.
Today, the Entrac team provides clients with expertise in ergonomics, which covers five different specialities:
- Load handling
- Office ergonomics
- Ergonomic risk assessment
- Layout and design
- Disability and the return to work
The values that inspire us on a daily basis
Quality is just one of the advantages of the services we offer. We are proud to work as a team, fulfilling mandates that will give you the greatest satisfaction possible. We enjoy generating results for you.
Our corporate philosophy reflects our personal philosophy. Both our business and personal relationships are governed by authenticity, transparency and honesty. We seek to work together as partners in your projects.
Respect, in both our daily work and our interactions, can be defined as a concern for the people we work with, for their work-related issues and their organizational realities. We are attentive to your needs and goals and we respect our deadlines and our commitments.
We are proactive, resourceful and forward-looking. We don’t leave anything to chance.