PureSafety acquires Occupational Health Research

January 18, 2011
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PureSafety, a leading provider of software and information solutions for workforce safety and health, today announced the acquisition of Maine-based Occupational Health Research (OHR), an occupational health management software company serving more than 800 hospitals and occupational health care facilities nationwide. OHR and its SYSTOC® software platform are widely recognized for outstanding customer support and comprehensive capabilities to manage all aspects of employee and occupational health clinics.

The combination of the two businesses creates the clear market leader in the occupational and employee health market. Both companies bring an impressive portfolio of software and services and excel with strengths in different areas of the occupational health workflow. Uniting these unique features and functionalities under a single vendor will give clients the industry’s best tools for all of their occupational health and safety needs from one trusted company.

“From its development nearly thirty years ago, OHR pioneered best-in-class tools for the employee health market and has always been a market leader and respected competitor,” says Bill Grana, president and chief executive officer of PureSafety. “PureSafety is driven by a similar vision to offer the industry’s most complete suite of solutions to manage all facets of occupational safety and health. Adding SYSTOC to our existing software suite creates a total solution that is unmatched in the industry. We are extremely excited to welcome OHR and its employees to PureSafety and look forward to providing their clients with the technology and services they trust, but with the added benefit of a larger, more broad-reaching enterprise to support their success.”

Dr. Bill Newkirk, founder of OHR, said, “Building this company has been a labor of love for me. To see it reach this level of success and join forces with PureSafety is thrilling. I think that this acquisition will be a transformative event in the field of occupational medicine and employee health.”

“Given our shared vision, we are pleased that Dr. Newkirk will serve as PureSafety’s medical director and will contribute his expertise as we move to integrate both organizations and refine our combined business and product strategies,” Grana said. “Much like PureSafety, Dr. Newkirk has always been dedicated to a purpose – to deliver the best possible software solutions and supporting services that provide for the well-being of workers and improve business efficiency and overall performance.”

About PureSafety

Born out of a workplace tragedy in 1999, PureSafety empowers its customers to protect their organization's most valuable assets: their people and profits. PureSafety provides comprehensive, web-based software for training, safety, health and medical and case and claims management – creating the industry’s only end-to-end solution for workforce safety and health. The company’s growing team of 150 industry professionals serves more than 2,000 organizations in more than 20 major industries, including manufacturing, construction, distribution, energy and healthcare, and encompassing 35 percent of the Fortune 500. Headquartered in the Nashville area, PureSafety has an additional location in Colorado Springs, Col. To learn more, visit www.puresafety.com or call 888.202.3016.

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