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VelocityEHS Makes it Easier For Companies to Identify & Address Risk from Work-Related MSDs

CHICAGO, Nov. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the leading global cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, will highlight recent enhancements to its Ergonomics product at the 2016 National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo in Las Vegas. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) – including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and other sprains and strains – are among the most common work-related injuries, costing employers billions of dollars annually. VelocityEHS Ergonomics gives employers an easy way to protect vulnerable employees and to claw back revenue that would otherwise be lost to workers-comp claims and decreased productivity.

Attendees of the 2016 National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo are encouraged to visit the VelocityEHS booth (#105) where VelocityEHS Director of Ergonomics Gene Kay will be on-hand to discuss and demonstrate the new product updates. Since the start of the year, VelocityEHS has made more than 300 program improvements to its Ergonomics product, including significant data privacy and information security upgrades, dozens of system reliability and performance enhancements, and more instructional detail for system administrators.

“MSDs are one of the most ignored risks in the workplace, which makes no sense considering that the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that work-related MSDs account for one-third of days-away-from-work cases and the Institute of Medicine estimates the total economic burden from MSDs to be as high as $54 billion annually,” said Kay. “The problem is that it’s hard for companies with thousands of employees to identify at-risk employees, so issues get addressed only after an injury has occurred. Our cloud software fixes the problem by empowering employees to self-assess and correct issues on their own. Employers can cover their entire organization for less than it costs to support traditional live coaching programs at a single location.”

The VelocityEHS Ergonomics product combines a simple, user-friendly interface with bite-sized modules that allow employees to fit training into their hectic schedules. On the admin side, EHS and HR managers can easily deploy and monitor an entire enterprise-wide program from a central location, with extensive tools to prioritize, track, measure and document all aspects of the ergonomics process.

VelocityEHS is the largest and fastest growing EHS software provider in the industry and its award-winning cloud-based EHS Management Software Platform delivers quick-to-implement and easy-to-use products that enable safety professionals to get a real-time, global view of the operational risks that exist in their workplace. In addition to Ergonomics, the company’s comprehensive software platform offers a wide range of products that help companies reach their EHS goals faster, including Incident Management, Chemical Management, Audit & Inspection, Air Emissions, Management of Change (MOC), Compliance Management, Risk Analysis, Waste Compliance, Water Quality, On-Demand Training and Training Management.

The 2016 National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo takes place November 15-18 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit www.ergoexpo.com to learn more.

For more information about the VelocityEHS Ergonomics product, visit www.ehs.com/ergonomics.

About VelocityEHS
In 2015, MSDSonline and KMI, two EHS industry leaders, joined forces to form VelocityEHS, which aims to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes. More than 12,000 customers worldwide, from virtually every industry, trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. The company offers a comprehensive, cloud-based EHS management software platform that helps businesses solve complex EHS challenges in simple ways. Its quick implementations, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer support, make it possible for customers to reach their EHS goals faster. VelocityEHS 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.

Media Contacts VelocityEHS Betsy Utley-Marin 312.881.2307 butleymarin@ehs.com Actua Corporation Karen Greene 610.727.6900 karen@actua.com

Source: VelocityEHS