Atlas and Guldmann Join Forces to Improve Safe Patient Handling Programs


Release: Immediate
Date: August 27, 2012
Media Contacts:  
James Landsman Patricia Mechan
Atlas Ergonomics Guldmann, Inc.
(616) 844-6322 ext. 3201 (800) 664-8834, ext. 401

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. and TAMPA, Fla., August 27, 2012 — Atlas Ergonomics and Guldmann, Inc. have joined forces to improve the effectiveness, outcomes and operations of Safe Patient Handling Programs (SPH). The alliance combines Atlas's proven, data-driven, risk assessment and program operations software with Guldmann's world-class lifting and handling technology.

In addition to lifting and handling equipment with integrated CareLift Management (CLM) software, Guldmann™ now offers its customers AtlasGuide™ web-based software at partner status pricing.

AtlasGuide™ provides the most comprehensive SPH assessment and operation metrics available, with data on incident rates and costs, patient dependency levels, employee discomfort, SPH competency and attitudes, equipment use behavior and obstacles to correct usage. This information is provided in an easy-to-understand online "dashboard" featuring both individual and staff data for SPH program committee review.

Meanwhile, Guldmann's GH3 ceiling lift with CLM software provides real-time usage data, allowing for proactive intervention when expectations for usage are not met. Further, CLM data reveals which departments and shifts usage require SPH committee attention, focusing corrective education where it is needed rather than squandering time and resources on re-training departments and staff who are performing well.

According to Guldmann spokesperson Patricia Mechan, "An important benefit of AtlasGuide™ is its analysis of risk and ongoing program metrics, which directly reflect individual and facility conditions. This frees the facility and SPH committee from having to rely on external assessments. Instead, they have full control of their own SPH 'report card,' which they can update at any time."

"This alliance brings employers unprecedented ways to measure the success of both their choices and the changes that follow," Atlas Ergonomics founder Jim Landsman said. "The best run businesses know that if you want performance to change, you need to measure it. We help make doing so simple and easy."

Inquiries on AtlasGuide software at special Guldmann partner pricing should be addressed to Information is also available at (800) 664-8834.

About Guldmann™
For three decades, Guldmann has manufactured and supplied award winning, technologically advanced, built to last lifting and handling products, ranging from mobile floor lifters and ceiling lifts to comfortable and easy to use slings. Over these 30 years, the company accumulated extensive, experience in healthcare lifting and handling, which it readily shares with customers. Guldmann's goal is to be a resource partner and make Safe Patient Handling programs succeed. Learn more about Guldmann, the GH3 lift, the CareLift Management module, Guldmann products or the Guldmann Ten Directives at

About Atlas Ergonomics, LLC
Atlas Ergonomics, LLC is a leading ergonomic service and technology provider, helping customers reduce the spiraling costs of work-related injuries within industrial, office, commercial transportation, warehouse, public transit, and healthcare environments. Atlas guides clients to financially evaluate and define the appropriate strategy, and offers services that are uniquely simple, measurable, and cost effective. Atlas Ergonomics provides turnkey support through the nation’s largest network of ergonomic service providers or can assist corporate resources with the necessary training and technology. Atlas Ergonomics is located in Grand Haven, Michigan, and additional information can be found at