CHICAGO, Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software, will address top office ergonomic concerns and offer tips for right fitting jobs to workers at the 2017 National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo. 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.
During the VelocityEHS presentations, Gene Kay, director of ergonomics at VelocityEHS, will discuss strategies aimed at reducing MSDs and other ergonomics related injuries, and provide the ROI information needed to make an organizational case for ergonomics support. The sessions include:
- Office Inactivity — Metabolic Syndrome and Low Back Pain
Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 1:45 – 2:45 PM
Room: Versailles 3-4
- Office Ergonomics — Top 10 Things You Should Know
Friday, August 25, 2017 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Room: Champagne 3-4
“Musculoskeletal-related injuries are a common and costly problem for employees who spend long periods of time sitting in offices or laboratories. Many employers are unaware that commonly recommended sitting postures actually increase back strain, or that prolonged sitting can cause metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes,” said Kay. “The VelocityEHS Ergonomics product provides an effective and cost-efficient solution for employees to self-assess and self-correct MSD concerns before they become larger issues that affect worker health and a drag on the bottom line.”
Attendees are encouraged to visit the VelocityEHSbooth (#458) for a live demonstration of the VelocityEHS Ergonomics software product. The scalable solution can reach thousands of employees at the same time for less than it costs to support traditional ergonomics programs (e.g. live coaching) at a single location. 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. And the simple, user-friendly interface, with bite-sized modules, allows employees to fit training into their hectic schedules. It’s a fast, easy and cost-effective way to right fit jobs to workers and achieve significant gains in productivity and job satisfaction.
The 2017 National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo takes place August 22-25 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit www.ergoexpo.com to learn more.
For more information about the VelocityEHS Ergonomics solution, visit https://www.ehs.com/solutions/ergonomics/.
VelocityEHS is the leading global provider of cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) software. Its comprehensive software platform and innovative mobile solutions aim to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes, helping them solve complex compliance and regulatory challenges in simple ways. Today, more than 13,000 customers worldwide, from virtually every industry, trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. Recognized by the industry’s top independent analysts, including leading scores in the Verdantix 2017 Green Quadrant Analysis and 2017 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Software Ratings Report, VelocityEHS helps customers reach their EHS goals faster with quick implementations, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer support. 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.
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