No 12 – Use Case Spotlight: Remote Risk Assessments

“When scaling across an organization the time demanded from a health and safety team multiplies exponentially,” Join LifeBooster’s Program Manager & Ergonomist, William Thomas, to discuss how multi-point wearables enable organizations to scale their ergonomic risk assessment process and improve operational efficiency.

Many organizations struggle to complete risk assessments across their operations due to their size and distributed locations. Multi-point wearable systems enable you to remotely deploy, automate, and digitize risk assessments to help scale your risk management process, providing you the insights needed to understand and prioritize risk and prevent injuries before they happen.

Multi-Point Wearables Enable You to Scale Your Ergonomic Risk Assessment Process

Many organizations require risk assessments to be conducted at the task-level for the wide variety of work processes conducted by frontline employees. This work is important for informing risk management decisions, but requires a significant amount of time from health and safety teams to observe work tasks, collect data, and analyze risk. When scaling across an organization the time demanded from a health and safety team multiplies exponentially. While this data collection and analysis is important, it does not improve working conditions or provide protection to employees on its own, and relies on taking action to drive risk reduction.

A Risk Analytics Platform Can Serve as a System of Record for Risk Assessment Work

These systems enable ergonomic risk assessments to be conducted remotely, where data collection is automated and digitized to eliminate the need for direct observation and measurement by an assessor. Wearable sensors collect kinematic data while employees work and enable health and safety teams to quickly and easily document ergonomic risk across employees, tasks, and locations. These assessments are digitized and securely stored to provide a system of record to easily benchmark which tasks have and have not been analyzed.

Scaling Risk Assessments Provides a Clear Line of Sight in Prioritizing Risk Control Efforts

This digitized risk assessment process enables you to document, prioritize, and present risk across your different job types and tasks to help you meet your compliance requirements, while also delivering a clear line of sight to ergonomics risk—enabling data-driven risk management decisions. The scaling of ergonomic risk assessments also enables you to directly compare risks across different locations, employees, tasks, workstations, and equipment types. This means you can quickly identify opportunities to eliminate high risk conditions and broaden safe processes, tools, and equipment to better protect your workforce.