How do you keep up? I work 4 ten hour days 3pm - 1:30am Mon-Thurs. On Friday and Saturday I crash. Sundays - some good, some bad. I am on "moderate duty" since having cervical disc surgery in May for a work injury 2 years ago. My dr. had me try my "normal" job 2 weeks ago - couldn't handle it after a couple days. I hurt everywhere except my belly and chest. My hands hurt so bad I couldn't even do the moderage duty job and left work after only 3 1/2 hours. I have been asking since at least Oct. 1 for a modification to the tester that I am using. I am having to physically restrain the piece I am testing with my right hand/arm while pulling up on part of it with my left. The tester wasn't designed to be used in this way, and the first day I showed my foreman and the quality engineer and they agreed that there needed to be a clamp of some kind. The QE wrote up a work order right then. That has been, what, 7 weeks ago and still nothing. It is stuck somewhere higher that my foreman and the QE. Last Tues. the QE and I talked to the production manager (for the second time) and he also agreed that there needed to be a clamp. Still nothing. Last night I filled out an incident report - OSHA sees this. I did this for two reasons - 1-for my own protection because my whole right arm hurts (others who have had to fill in for me complain also) and 2-to force the issue of getting something done SOON!! When I turned the report into my foreman last night he didn't seem too happy. Said he had an email from the prod. mgr that he was checking into it. Yea, right. This is the same man the QE and I talked to 4-5 weeks ago. I am not upset with my foreman or QE - they have really backed me on this so far (in fact, the QE suggested last week that I fill out an incident report). I just want something done. I'm afraid I am going to have problems with my elbow. Do you think I should have given it more time? As I sit here and type, my whole arm aches. Sorry to ramble. I just feel sometimes that I have to tread lightly since I am already in a WC case, but I don't want to aggrevate my condition either. There is more to life than eat, sleep and go to work. My house is a disaster and the holidays are coming.