Wearable sensors for manual material handling
Manual handling injuries are a major cause of injury in the workplace, sidelining workers and production and resulting in workers’ comp claims. Many of those injuries are preventable.
As part of the Hanover i-on Workplace Ergonomics Program, Risk Solutions has partnered with dorsaVi to help evaluate the risks of those injuries and find solutions using sensor technology and data insights with their ViSafe™ program.
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The program takes advantage of state-of-the-art technology to help evaluate material handling situations to be sure they aren’t an injury waiting to happen—and correct the situation if they are.
Wearable sensors placed on low back and shoulders evaluate specific material handling tasks and send data to the myViSafe program, accessible on an iPhone or iPad. The program evaluates whether the employee is at risk of injury and recommends safer techniques to perform the task.
Data gathered and shared with employees at risk helps employers engage with staff on safe work practices, a firm step toward cooperation and improvement. Information gathered can also be used to evaluate tasks for return-to-work programs.
Our workers’ comp customers in industries from manufacturing to transportation, healthcare to hospitality, will all gain insight and make progress toward reducing injuries, increasing productivity and in creating a safety culture that will benefit employees and employers for years to come.
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