VelocityEHS Highlights New Strategies at 2017 Applied Ergonomics Conference

Office Ergonomics

Chicago (March 23, 2017) — VelocityEHS, the leading cloud EHS & sustainability software provider, is showcasing its game changing ergonomic software at the 2017 Applied Ergonomics Conference next week. The annual event brings together EHS professionals from around the globe, and VelocityEHS (booth #313) will be introducing employers to new strategies for training thousands of workers across multiple locations at the same time for less than it costs to support traditional live coaching programs at a single location.

Additionally, Gene Kay, director of ergonomics for VelocityEHS, will lead a breakout session on “How to Manage Sit/Stand Requests,” one of the most pressing topics in ergonomics for employers as more workers request sit/stand desks. The session is Wednesday, March 29, from 4-4:25 pm. Kay will be demonstrating how ergonomic training software combined with adjustable workstations can reduce risks from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and sedentary and static work postures.

“MSDs are a major EHS concern and cost businesses as much as $54 billion annually, according to estimates from the Institute of Medicine. In addition to increased back pain, sedentary and static postures are also known contributors to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes,” said Kay. “Our ergonomic software helps companies get in front of these risks by providing employees with an affordable online product they can use at their workstations, as time allows, to self-assess and self-correct ergonomic issues. The benefits of ergonomics include decreased worker compensation costs, increased productivity and better overall employee job satisfaction.”

The most effective ergonomics programs take into account the personal needs and risks that each employee faces at their individual workstations. In the past, employers had to hire expensive coaches to assess and train all employees to achieve that level of customization. Many companies today don’t have the expertise, resources or budget to deploy this kind of training. The VelocityEHS Ergonomics software, with its simple, user-friendly interface and bite-sized training modules, makes it easy for employees to handle training on their own and fit it into their busy schedules.

The 2017 Applied Ergo Conference takes place March 27-30, 2017 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Visit to learn more.

For more information about the VelocityEHS Ergonomics software product, visit

About VelocityEHS
VelocityEHS is a leading 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 12,500 customers worldwide, from virtually every industry, trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. The company’s 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 VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq: ACTA) company.


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