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Omega Health Systems (OHS) - providers of online ergonomics injury reduction solutions, today launched their leading Display Screen Equipment injury reduction solution, Workstation Safety Plus 8.0.

Omega Health Systems (OHS) - roviders of online ergonomics injury reduction solutions, today launched their leading Display Screen Equipment injury reduction solution, Workstation Safety Plus 8.0.

Following eighteen months of intense research and development OHS showcased the new version of the award-winning ergonomics training and assessment software including numerous enhancements to help organisations improve results from their ergonomics programs.

During the launch, OHS unveiled a range of new features and presented validated results that qualified how effectively Workstation Safety Plus can support both compliance and injury reduction programs.

Delegates received an address by Barry Holt. Barry considered how, during a time of global financial turbulence, ergonomics can reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Following this Rick Spencer and Nate Williams demonstrated how, by integrating Workstation Safety Plus and PACE into Parsons ergonomics process, they experienced a 50% reduction in injuries and a 75% reduction in injury costs after only one year.

Speaking after the event OHS Senior Consultant, Rick Spencer, explained, "Today has been a fantastic event. Too many organizations look at software and worry how they will use it to comply with national guidelines or internal policies. OHS have demonstrated how to look at the wider picture and encourage employees to manage their own risk and, where they cannot, provide a simple but comprehensive process to manage this risk."

Research conducted in the mid 90s suggests that an economic downturn may lead to a rise in staff sickness absence. It is therefore essential that businesses address the causes of absence now.

Copies of the case study (suitable for publication) are available on request.

Workstation Safety Plus is used by many government departments and blue chip companies to help protect staff from soft tissue injuries while working at their computers.

For further information about Workstation Safety Plus please visit http://www.ergonomics-experts.com, email info(at)ergonomics-experts(dot)com or call 866 966 3420.

About Omega Health Systems

Omega Health Systems has an enviable track record of working with government and leading blue chip organizations. Omega Health Systems provides solutions to customers across the US and worldwide. Solutions include 'Workstation Safety Plus' a software solution designed to reduce tithe risks associated with using computer workstations.

For further information about Workstation Safety Plus please visit http://www.ergonomics-experts.com, or call 866 966 3420.

For further information please email Nicky Lewis at Simply Marcomms, nicky(at)simplymarcomms(dot)co(dot)uk

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