VelocityEHS® Dream Team of Board-Certified Ergonomists and AI and Machine Learning Scientists to Headline Virtual Ergonomics Conference May 3



Addressing musculoskeletal disorders and aligning risk reduction programs with ESG and sustainability efforts are high on the agenda.

CHICAGO, April 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SpeedEHSthe global leader in cloud-based software for environment, health, safety (EHS) and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), today announced that it will host a new virtual event — VelocityEHS Ergonomics Conference on May 3, 2022. During this free, one-day conference, experts will provide thought leadership on ways to focus on the job enhancement process while reducing workplace injuries related to musculoskeletal disorders. skeletal (TMS). VelocityEHS expert speakers include Certified Professional Ergonomists (CPE), Certified Safety Professionals (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), PhD in Machine Learning and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Additional topics include implementing best practices, tools for calculating ROI, advances in machine learning, analyzing physical demands, impacts of ergonomics on business, and ideas for front line experts at Cummins, Lear Corporation, Southwire Company and WL Gore. & Associates.

Register now for the whole conference or to attend specific sessions. Registrants will also have on-demand access to sessions for 30 days after the live event.

“One of the best ways to judge the health, durability and vitality of a global company is by examining how seriously it takes ergonomics,” said John Damgaard, CEO of VelocityEHS. “One thing that top companies in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, chemicals, etc. have in common is the investment they make in ergonomics and the design of risks outside of their processes. With more CPEs than any other company and breakthrough technology that leverages AI and machine learning to help non-experts achieve expert results, VelocityEHS is the most trusted ergonomics partner to the Fortune 500 and beyond. of the.

The free, one-day event features a comprehensive and unrivaled lineup of experts and content, with user-friendly information on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Advance your progress in ergonomics
    10am-10:15am ET
    Presented by Jamie Mallon, CPE, and Chief Revenue Officer at VelocityEHS. Mallon will share his more than 25 years of consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies to help them advance the impact of their usability improvement process, enabling them to identify and design risks before wounds.

  • Building an effective ergonomic process
    10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET
    Presented by Kristi Hames, CIH, CSP, Senior Solutions Strategist, VelocityEHS and Christy Lotz, CPE, Director of Usability, VelocityEHS. This workshop covers the key elements of a written usability plan, considerations for building your usability team, activities you can perform to improve stakeholder alignment, and how to select aligned metrics. on the maturity of your process and the objectives of the stakeholders.

  • Process management and return on investment
    11:15 p.m. to 12 p.m. ET
    Presented by Rick Barker, CPE, CSP, Senior Solutions Strategist, VelocityEHS and Rachel Zoky, CPE, Principal Consultant, VelocityEHS. This session covers ways to maintain a successful ergonomic process by updating your program as it matures.

  • Quantifying the Overall TMS Risk Level: A Roundtable with VelocityEHS Customers
    12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET
    Presented by Blake McGowan, CPE, Director of Ergonomics Research, VelocityEHS; Kevin Perdeaux, CPE, Director of Global Ergonomics, Lear Corporation; and Ryan Goad, CPE, Director of Environment, Health and Safety, Southwire Company.

  • A roadmap to ActiveEHS® (Customers only)
    1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
    Presented by Ben Taft, Senior Product Manager, VelocityEHS, this session will explore how ActiveEHS in Usability leverages AI and machine learning along with the deep domain expertise of VelocityEHS experts to drive a continuous improvement cycle of prediction, intervention and results.

  • Physical Demands Analysis: The 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions
    1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET
    Presented by Arielle West, PT, PDT, Solutions Strategist, VelocityEHS, will explore how Physical Demands Analysis (PDA), another musculoskeletal disorder management tool, is used to match people to job demands.

  • How Ergonomics and MSD Risk Reduction Efforts Affect Corporate Sustainability Metrics
    2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET
    Presented by Blake McGowan, CPE, Director of Ergonomics, VelocityEHS, this session will focus on the relationship between ergonomics and risk reduction and the need for companies to improve their ESG and sustainability performance .

  • How Machine Learning Advances Usability Efficiency
    3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
    Presented by Dr. Julia Penfield, Ph.D., Principal Machine Learning Scientist, VelocityEHS and Rick Barker, CPE, CSP, Principal Solutions Strategist, VelocityEHS, this session will provide an excellent understanding of what machine learning is and how it’s already being applied to save time and increase efficiency in three different EHS use cases.

  • Determining the Value of New Technologies: A Roundtable with VelocityEHS Customers
    4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET
    Presented by Blake McGowan, CPE, Director of Ergonomics Research, VelocityEHS; Sarah Grawe, Ergonomics Manager, Cummins; and Michael Mauro, divisional process manager for usability and error checking, WL Gore & Associates. This session includes a conversation with Cummins and WL Gore & Associates on ways to assess the value of new technologies.

VelocityEHS virtual events provide accessible learning opportunities for people looking for unique perspectives on the common EHS and ESG issues that most affect businesses today. Keep up to date with current and upcoming conferences, webinars and other learning opportunities by visiting the Webinars and recordings page and next VelocityEHS on LinkedIn.

The VelocityEHS Industrial Ergonomics solution, now with Active Causes and Controlsis available through the SpeedEHS Accelerate® Platform, which offers best-in-class performance in the areas of health, safety, risk, ESG and operational excellence. Backed by the world’s largest software community of EHS experts and thought leaders, the software drives expert processes so every team member can deliver exceptional results. For more information on VelocityEHS and its award-winning comprehensive software solutions, visit

About VelocityEHS
Trusted by over 10 million users worldwide, VelocityEHS is the global leader in true enterprise EHS SaaS technology. Thanks to VelocityEHS acceleration® Platform, the company helps global enterprises achieve operational excellence by delivering best-in-class capabilities in health, safety, environmental compliance, training, operational risk, and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG). The VelocityEHS team includes unparalleled industry expertise, with more certified experts in health, safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, sustainability, environment, AI, and machine learning than any EHS software vendor. Recognized by top independent EHS industry analysts as a Leader in Verdantix 2021 Green Quadrant Analysis, VelocityEHS is committed to leading the industry and accelerating the pace of innovation through its solutions. software and his vision.

VelocityEHS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Tampa, Florida; Oakville, Ontario; London, England; Perth, Western Australia; and Cork, Ireland. For more information, visit

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