CHICAGO, Feb. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environmental, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, announced today that it is adding an ergonomic solution to its comprehensive EHS platform with the acquisition of ErgoAdvocate, a web-based system that empowers employees to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. With musculoskeletal disorders reported as some of the most common and costly work-related injuries, nearly every employer faces risks associated with ergonomic injuries suffered by its staff. The VelocityEHS Ergonomics solution provides expert online assessment and training so businesses can reach more employees at a lower cost than traditional consulting programs and decrease the expenses associated with worker injury.
According to OSHA, the total cost to an employer for just one cumulative trauma injury averages $82,305; additionally the typical Fortune 1,000 Company pays $1.3 million for every 1,000 employees in costs resulting from preventable ergonomics injuries. Ergonomics focuses on mitigating these costs by helping workers lessen muscle fatigue, increase productivity and reduce the number and severity of work-related musculoskeletal injuries. The VelocityEHS Ergonomics solution helps employers of all sizes reduce work related musculoskeletal disorders by identifying problems, providing training, and assisting employees in self-correcting issues.
“The acquisition of ErgoAdvocate extends our reach into the global EHS market and enables VelocityEHS to help businesses of all sizes meet a wider range of EHS issues. This full suite of simple ergonomics assessment and training tools complements our existing industry leading EHS cloud platform,” said Glenn Trout, president and CEO of VelocityEHS. “Companies want EHS software that helps them manage a range of complex challenges — we check that box with a solution that is quick to implement and provides the simplest user experience.”
The VelocityEHS Ergonomics solution will further strengthen the company’s single-point EHS management platform approach to controlling risk and managing EHS compliance. Current capabilities of the VelocityEHS Platform include incident management, audits and inspections, compliance management, corrective actions, management of change, chemical management, risk analysis, performance metrics and training management.
“We are excited to join VelocityEHS and bring our ergonomics solution to a wider customer base,” said Gene Kay, MS, CPE, managing partner of ErgoAdvocate. “While ergonomics is a key issue that plagues many of today’s office employees, most companies don’t have the resources or time to bring in a professional to evaluate and correct ergonomics issues affecting workers. The VelocityEHS Ergonomics solution gives employers the tools to efficiently and effectively correct ergonomics issues throughout the organization.”
For an infographic that outlines how ergonomics assessment and training software minimizes the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and reduces the costs associated with lost productivity and injury expenses, visit http://www.ehs.com/resources/white-papers-and-guides/ergo-infographic/.
Safety professionals interested in learning more about the VelocityEHS Platform and its Ergonomics solution should visit www.EHS.com or call 1-888.362-2007 for additional information.
With the most widely used EHS platform in the market, , more than 8 million users worldwide from virtually every industry trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. Its unparalleled customer support and easily accessible platform delivers relevant EHS cloud solutions that help customers reach their goals faster. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Canada, the UK and Australia. For more information, visit www.EHS.com. VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA) company.