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The Bottom Line: The Future of Work: OHS & Well-being Hazards

The role of occupational safety and health will need to evolve with the Future of Work. Director of Ergonomics Research Blake McGowan shares the four global factors that will influence the practices of OHS in this month’s video. Continue Reading The Bottom Line: The Future of Work: OHS & Well-being Hazards

Home Office New Year’s Resolutions

At the start of each year, we may feel motivated to turn over a new leaf, change a bad habit, or set self-improvement goals. Unfortunately, January 1 of 2021 did not bring back the normalcy we knew prior to the COVID-19 pandemic; in fact, most of us are still working from home and struggling to… Continue Reading Home Office New Year’s Resolutions

The Silver Linings of 2020

To say that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone is a painfully obvious understatement. Globally, hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost, millions of people are unemployed and hungry, and protests continue to surge. To even be typing these words feels surreal and unbelievable, and my deepest sympathies go to every person who has been negatively impacted. Continue Reading The Silver Linings of 2020

4 Characteristics of an Effective Root Cause Statement

The hardest part of any continuous improvement process is accurately identifying the reason that risk is present in the system to begin with. This is also the most critical step when implementing improvements. Continue Reading 4 Characteristics of an Effective Root Cause Statement

3 Ways to Improve Your Work-Home Lifestyle

Last spring, many office employees were suddenly instructed to work from home, but expected to be back within a month or two. Since working from home has become more long-term, organizational leaders are reevaluating where their employees will work in the future. As of August 2020, approximately 42 percent of the working population in the United States is working from home full time. In a recent study, approximately 82 percent of employees prefer to work from home a few days per week when offices eventually reopen. Unfortunately, with many sudden changes come bad habits. Here are three simple ways to improve your work-home lifestyle. Continue Reading 3 Ways to Improve Your Work-Home Lifestyle

10 Tips to Reduce Burnout When Working From Home

by Jennie Dustin, CPE, CSP and Rick Barker, CPE, CSP For a growing number of people, working from home is transitioning from what we thought was a temporary thing to a much longer, perhaps even permanent, change. The novelty of working from home wore off weeks or even months ago. The unique stresses of a… Continue Reading 10 Tips to Reduce Burnout When Working From Home

NAEM Summary: Danfoss Demonstrates Benefits of Motion-Capture Technology

The ergonomics team at Danfoss Power Solutions exceeded its ergonomics risk assessment goal by nearly 300 percent in 2019. Senior EHS Manager Jeff Mann highlighted the company’s transition from a more manual risk assessment process to VelocityEHS’ Humantech sensorless motion-capture technology during the session, “How Technology is Transforming EHS” at the 2020 NAEM EHS &… Continue Reading NAEM Summary: Danfoss Demonstrates Benefits of Motion-Capture Technology

What Are My Ergonomics Assessment Results Telling Me?

I have been working in the field of ergonomics for the past five years. During this time, I have had the opportunity to work with many clients to help them establish an ergonomics process; to do this you must understand what issues you are trying to solve and how to interpret the results. As an… Continue Reading What Are My Ergonomics Assessment Results Telling Me?

Calling All Customers & Partners! Save a Seat at The Open Table Conference

The VelocityEHS family invites you to a seat at our Open Table Conference during the first three weeks of November! During this three-part conference series, we’re bringing our customers, partners, and VelocityEHS subject matter experts together to feast on EHS topics. We’ll share key learnings, best practices, and innovative technologies to help each other manage EHS at this… Continue Reading Calling All Customers & Partners! Save a Seat at The Open Table Conference

Our Conferences are Canceled: Now What? Industrial Hygiene

“Demystifying Industrial Hygiene: Simplifying the Process” was a session that Dave Risi, CIH, CSP, director of industrial hygiene, would have presented if COVID-19 hadn’t disrupted our conference schedule. As the VelocityEHS Senior Marketing Events Manager, I decided to summarize the key points of this session in this month’s video installment. In summary, to simplify IH… Continue Reading Our Conferences are Canceled: Now What? Industrial Hygiene