CHICAGO, Nov. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the leading global cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, will highlight recent enhancements to its Ergonomics product at the 2016 National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo in Las Vegas. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) - including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and other sprains and strains - are among the most common work-related injuries, costing employers billions of dollars annually. VelocityEHS Ergonomics gives employers an easy way to protect vulnerable employees and to claw back revenue that would otherwise be lost to workers-comp claims and decreased productivity. Attendees of the 2016 National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo are encouraged to visit the VelocityEHS booth (#105) where VelocityEHS Director of Ergonomics Gene Kay will be on-hand to discuss and demonstrate the new product updates. Since the start of the year, VelocityEHS has made more than 300 program improvements to its Ergonomics product, including significant data privacy and information security upgrades, dozens of system reliability and performance enhancements, and more instructional detail for system administrators. "MSDs are one of the most ignored risks in the workplace, which makes no sense considering that the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that work-related MSDs account for one-third of days-away-from-work cases and the Institute of Medicine estimates the total economic burden from MSDs to be as high as $54 billion annually," said Kay. "The problem is that it's hard for companies with thousands of employees to identify at-risk employees, so issues get addressed only after an injury has occurred. Our cloud software fixes the problem by empowering employees to self-assess and correct issues on their own. Employers can cover their entire organization for less than it costs to support traditional live coaching programs at a single location."