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CHICAGO, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability solutions, announced today it has acquired Spiramid, developer of the most advanced and easy-to-use system for managing industrial hygiene (IH). The acquisition adds Spiramid’s occupational safety & health software and unparalleled IH expertise to the most trusted EHS platform in the industry. The software, now called VelocityEHS Industrial Hygiene, gives organizations the capabilities they need to efficiently run a best-in-class industrial hygiene program.
VelocityEHS is launching its new Industrial Hygiene solution at a time when IH is at an important crossroads. The need for workplace programs that anticipate and prevent workplace hazards is growing, while the number of certified industrial hygienists and investments in traditional programs has been on the decline. VelocityEHS’ IH product is designed to help any company, wherever they sit on the IH maturity curve.
“We’re excited to launch our powerful new Industrial Hygiene product. It’s a perfect fit for people working on the frontlines and has great synergy with our market-leading Chemical Management capabilities. Its simple design cuts through the complexity of IH tasks,” said Glenn Trout, president and CEO of VelocityEHS. “While there’s no substitute for a well-trained, well-resourced team of industrial hygienists, the reality today is that a growing number of EHS generalists are being called upon to do sampling and run IH programs that fall outside the scope of their training and traditional responsibilities. Whether you’re a veteran hygienist or new to the role, we believe our new IH solution will provide significant value.”
The software gives companies with sophisticated programs the ability to see, in one place and in real time, what’s happening across their enterprise. It gives staff hygienists new reporting tools — like dynamic risk matrices — to help them determine where and why to deploy resources, as well as to demonstrate the value of IH when talking with leadership stakeholders. For companies struggling to establish a program or operating without a Certified Industrial Hygienist, it provides a best-practice framework for managing exposure risks and meeting a wide range of IH tasks.
"The goal of any industrial hygiene program is to help as many people in the workplace as you can. I am proud to see our IH software, which we have spent years perfecting, added to the VelocityEHS platform, which serves the industry’s largest EHS software community,” said Dave Risi, co-founder of Spiramid. “Our approach to building software is very aligned with VelocityEHS — using the cloud to deliver solutions that engage and empower everyone it touches. Working together will enable us to help more companies streamline IH processes and achieve healthier workplaces."
Risi and his Spiramid co-founder Satin Sanghi have joined the VelocityEHS team, bringing with them decades of experience developing IH software. Sanghi has a Master’s in Computer Science from Utah State University, and designed, architected and developed the software since his days at Oracle. Risi has a Master’s in IH from UCLA and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional. Risi has worked in IH since 1986, and served as an HQ Industrial Hygienist at Exxon.
Managing IH can require the collaboration of many stakeholders, including people sampling in the field, IH consultants, outside laboratories, and program managers. VelocityEHS’ Industrial Hygiene software is a central management hub, facilitating the workflow and hand-off of responsibilities from party to party. For instance, users can more easily plan and control all aspects of IH, from selection of chemicals and analytical methods, to selection of laboratories and access of sampling results, with options to share information with the right stakeholders. The solution lets users send chain of custody forms directly to labs and receive the analytical data electronically, inside the product, eliminating the need for manual input and helping to avoid errors by making the information readily accessible.
Other features include an in-product database of CAS Registry Numbers, OELs and laboratories, plus easy tools for tracking and managing of similar exposure groups (SEGs), qualitative assessments, sampling plans, medical surveillance, surveys, samples and equipment. It is the smartest and most efficient way to track a high-volume of complicated sample data and to manage risk assessments and mitigation programs.
The new IH software, together with VelocityEHS’ Chemical Management and Industrial Ergonomics solutions, provides industrial hygienists with the comprehensive resources they need to promote healthier workplaces. Attendees going to AIHce 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota from May 20-22, 2019, are encouraged to stop by the VelocityEHS booth (#1540) to get a first-hand demonstration of the VelocityEHS suite of products.
With over 17,000 customers and 10 million users worldwide, more businesses trust VelocityEHS and its suite of EHS management software solutions to safeguard employees, manage risk and meet their complex compliance obligations than any other industry software provider. For more information, visit www.EHS.com.
Trusted by more than 17,000 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 based on industry best-practice principles to help you solve complex business challenges in simple ways. Recognized by the EHS industry’s top independent analysts, and earning leading scores in the Verdantix 2019 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; Tampa, Florida; Oakville, Ontario; London, England; and Sydney, Australia. For more information, visit www.EHS.com.