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


Addressing musculoskeletal disorders and aligning risk reduction programs with ESG and sustainability efforts are at the top of the agenda.

CHICAGO, April 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSLETTER) — VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based software for environment, health, safety (EHS) and environment, society and corporate governance (ESG), today announced that it will host a new virtual event: the VelocityEHS Ergonomics Conference on May 3, 2022. During this free , one-day conference, experts will lead thinking on ways to focus on the process of improving work while reducing workplace injuries related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). VelocityEHS expert speakers include board-certified professional ergonomists (CPEs), certified safety professionals (CSPs), certified industrial hygienists (CIHs), a doctorate in machine learning, and a physician in physical therapy.

Additional topics include implementation of best practices, tools for calculating return on investment, advances in machine learning, physical demands analysis, the impact of ergonomics on businesses, and insights from experts on the front lines at Cummins, Lear Corporation, Southwire Company and WL Gore & associates.

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

“One of the best ways to assess the health, sustainability and vitality of a global business is to see how seriously they take ergonomics,” said John Damgaard, CEO of VelocityEHS. “The very best companies in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, chemistry and so on have one thing in common: the investment they make in ergonomics and the design of risk in their processes. With more CPEs than any other company and groundbreaking technology that uses AI and machine learning to help non-experts achieve expert results, VelocityEHS is the most trusted ergonomics partner of the Fortune 500 and beyond.”

The free, one-day event features a packed and unrivaled lineup of experts and content, with ergonomic insights on a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Promoting your progress in ergonomics
    10-10:15 AM 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 increase the impact of their ergonomic improvement process so they can identify and map pre-injury risks.

  • Building an effective ergonomic process
    10:15-11am ET
    Presented by Kristi Hames, CIH, CSP, Senior Solutions Strategist, VelocityEHS and Christy Lotz, CPE, Director of Ergonomics, VelocityEHS. This workshop will cover the key elements of a written ergonomics plan, considerations for setting up your ergonomics team, activities you can perform to improve stakeholder alignment, and how to select metrics aligned with your process maturity and stakeholder objectives.

  • Process management and ROI
    11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. ET
    Presented by Rick Barker, CPE, CSP, Principal Solutions Strategist, VelocityEHS and Rachel Zoky, CPE, Senior Consultant, VelocityEHS. This session covers ways to support a successful ergonomics process by updating your program as it ages.

  • Quantifying the Overall MSD Risk Level: A Panel Discussion with VelocityEHS Customers
    12:15–12:45 ET
    Presented by Blake McGowan, CPE, Director of Ergonomics Research, VelocityEHS; Kevin Perdeaux, CPE, director of Global Ergonomics, Lear Corporation; and Ryan Goad, CPE, environmental, health and safety manager, Southwire Company.

  • A roadmap to ActiveEHS (customers only)
    1:30 PM ET
    Presented by Ben Taft, Senior Product Manager, VelocityEHS, this session will explore how ActiveEHS in ergonomics uses AI and machine learning, along with deep domain expertise from VelocityEHS experts to drive continuous improvement cycle prediction, intervention and outcomes.

  • Physical Requirements Analysis: The 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions
    1:45 PM – 2:15 PM ET
    Presented by Arielle West, PT, PDT, Solutions Strategist, VelocityEHS, will examine how Physical Demands Analysis (PDA), another tool to manage musculoskeletal disorders, is used to tailor people to the demands of the job.

  • How Ergonomics and MSD Risk Reduction Efforts Affect Sustainability Measures
    2:30pm-3:15pm 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 promotes the effectiveness of ergonomics
    3:30pm-4:15pm 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 understanding of what machine learning is and how it is already being applied to save time. save and increase effectiveness in three different EHS use cases.

  • Determining the value of new technology: a panel discussion with VelocityEHS customers
    4.30pm-5pm ET
    Presented by Blake McGowan, CPE, Director of Ergonomics Research, VelocityEHS; Sarah Grawe, Ergonomics Manager, Cummins; and Michael Mauro, Divisional Ergonomics and Error Proofing Process Owner, WL Gore & Associates. This session includes a discussion with Cummins and WL Gore & Associates about ways to assess the value of new technology.

Virtual VelocityEHS events provide viable learning opportunities for individuals seeking unique perspectives on the common EHS and ESG issues that most affect businesses today. Stay informed about 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 & Controls, is available through the VelocityEHS Accelerate Platform that delivers the best performance in health, safety, risk, ESG and operational excellence. Backed by the largest global software community of EHS experts and opinion leaders, the software drives expert processes so every team member can produce outstanding results. For more information about VelocityEHS and its complete award-winning software solutions, visit

About VelocityEHS
Trusted by more than 10 million users worldwide, VelocityEHS is the global leader in true SaaS EHS technology for enterprises. Through the VelocityEHS Accelerate 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, the environment, AI and machine learning than any EHS software vendor. Recognized by the leading independent analysts of the EHS industry as a leader in the Verdantix 2021 Green Quadrant analysis – VelocityEHS is committed to pioneering the industry’s thinking and accelerating the pace of innovation through its software solutions and vision.

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

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