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Uncover
Hidden Data

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Conduct Objective,
Repeatable Analysis

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Perform Continuous
Process Improvement

Using Objective Analysis to Reduce Injury Risk for Individuals and Enterprise-wide

Work-related aches and pains are largely preventable, but fatigue and overexertion still often result in costly injuries. Unlike traditional evaluation methods based on subjective observation, WorkCare’s Wearable Ergonomic Assessments use advanced technology to objectively determine how a worker’s body reacts to stresses and strains on the job.

Assessments feature three main components:

1. Physio Demands Profile

Assessments are performed by trained professionals on selected employees in certain job categories without disrupting productivity or changing work pace. The employees wear a comfortable body suit fitted with bio-sensors. Physio-demand measurements are used to rank discrete tasks on a scale of high-to-low risk for overexertion.

2. Productivity Fitness

Productivity declines and injury risk increases as workers become fatigued. With data insights, employees can be assigned to jobs that are the best possible physiological match. In addition, steps can be taken to address factors that contribute to fatigue, such as repetition, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling, vibration and awkward postures.

3. Risk-Based Intervention

Clinical algorithms are integrated in the process to ensure assessments are reproducible with a high degree of accuracy. Employers can apply collective findings to support continuous quality improvement efforts and guide the development of cost-effective engineering and administrative controls enterprise-wide.

Potential applications include:

  • Workstation, tool and equipment redesign
  • Shift work and job rotation scheduling
  • Functional written job descriptions
  • Training and injury prevention programs
  • Pre/post functional capacity exam comparisons

 

Benefits

Companies using objective, data-driven Wearable Ergonomic Assessments report:

  • Decreases in overuse injury rates
  • Medical and indemnity savings
  • Declines in workers’ comp claim rates
  • Improvements in performance and retention
  • Fewer work-related injury determinations
  • Savings on insurance premiums

They also benefit from showing how much they care about their
employees’ health, safety and personal well-being.

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