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VelocityEHS Obtains Exclusive Rights to University of Michigan 3D Software to Optimize Its …

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CHICAGO, Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability solutions, today announced it has secured exclusive rights to sell and support the 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3D SSPP™), an ergonomics job analysis and design tool developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics that quantifies biomechanical requirements during manual materials handling tasks. Based on over 50 years of research by the Center for Ergonomics, the software helps users analyze the biomechanical and static strength capabilities of employees in relation to the physical demands of the work environment to develop methods that prevent the risks that lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Together with VelocityEHS’ Humantech Ergonomics Solutions, the software further enhances how organizations can use the science of ergonomics to lower risk of injuries and improve workplace performance.

According to the 2019 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, overexertion—which includes lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, and carrying—is the top cause of non-fatal workplace injuries in the United States, accounting for 23 percent of all non-fatal workplace injuries and $13.11 billion in direct costs per year.

“Providing solutions that incorporate the Michigan 3D SSPP technology is just one more way VelocityEHS is defining the industry through workplace ergonomics,” said James Mallon, President of VelocityEHS’ Humantech. “By giving companies cutting-edge technology coupled with proven methods, their ergonomics improvement processes gain efficiency and help them focus on designing a better workplace. Now, with 3D SSPP, we offer the most comprehensive suite of assessment tools in the marketplace, furthering our drive to improve the lives of the working population.”

Developed by Don Chaffin, the Richard G Snyder Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Industrial Operations and Engineering and founder of the Center for Ergonomics at the University of Michigan, the 3D SSPP software predicts static