VelocityEHS’ Humantech to Host Webinar on Communicating the Value of Ergonomics

Ergonomics Done Right®

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – “Why Ergonomics? Communicating the Value to Business Stakeholders” is the next complimentary webinar hosted by Humantech, a VelocityEHS solution. Business stakeholders, such as plant leadership, quality, operations, manufacturing, board of directors, and investors, generally have a limited understanding of ergonomics and its impacts on employee health, workers’ compensation costs, business operations, manufacturing and stock performance, among others. If the value is not demonstrated, it is often overlooked. Board-certified ergonomist Blake McGowan will share how to get the attention of management by using metrics, data, and research during this 30-minute live webinar on Thursday, October 18th at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Ergonomics is defined as designing the workplace to match people’s capabilities, with a goal to optimize human performance. When ergonomics is done right, and human performance is optimized, two primary outcomes result: improved business performance and improved employee well-being.

When ergonomics processes are not implemented or if it is done incorrectly, negative consequences occur; the most recognizable is the presence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In the United States, upper-extremity MSDs and low-back pain are the most prominent occupational injuries; the leading causes of these injuries are due to overexertion or forceful exertions. Overexertion injuries cost approximately $13.79 billion annually.

Proper ergonomics design and intervention will reduce the number of MSDs by 51 to 63 percent, reduce lost work days, increase employee engagement, and improve overall business performance.

To learn how to communicate the value of ergonomics and the detriments of not having a process, attend this event. Visit the Humantech website to register.

About VelocityEHS | Humantech
For nearly 40 years, global companies have relied on VelocityEHS’ Humantech software and services for workplace ergonomics improvements. By combining experienced, board-certified ergonomists with our proprietary assessment tools and comprehensive software, we deliver integrated solutions that impact safety, quality, and productivity. To learn more about how our Humantech solutions can help you do ergonomics right®, visit

About VelocityEHS

Trusted by more than 13,000 customers worldwide, VelocityEHS helps you reach your EHS goals faster with quick implementations, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer support. We deliver a comprehensive cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) software platform. Our easy-to-use software applications are designed on industry best-practice principles to help you solve complex business challenges in simple ways. Recognized by the EHS industry’s top independent analysts, including leading scores in the Verdantix 2017 Green Quadrant Analysis and 2017 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Software Ratings Report, VelocityEHS is the global leader in cloud EHS software solutions.

VelocityEHS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Oakville, Canada; London, England and Sydney, Australia. For more information, visit