No 13 – Using Wearable Data to Drive Continuous Improvement
“Implementation of a risk analytics and multi-point wearable system enables you to adopt a dynamic risk management process in which you are continually collecting and analyzing risk data and using this data to inform organizational decision-making on an ongoing, sustainable basis,” Join LifeBooster’s Program Manager & Ergonomist, William Thomas, as we discuss how the best risk management systems rely on consistent, accurate, and dynamic data to achieve better decision-making.
Using ergonomic data, practices, and principles in organizational decision-making is fundamental to driving improvements in safety and sustaining them long-term. A risk analytics and multi-point wearable system provides a new solution for unlocking the right ergonomic data to advance your organization’s continuous improvement process.
Continuous Improvement is Dependent on Having the Right Data to Inform Organizational Decision-Making
Continuous improvement hinges on having a risk management system in place which is continually identifying, assessing, prioritizing, and controlling workplace hazards. While this is well understood, many organizations fail to stay on top of their risk management process due to the burden of work associated with collecting and analyzing risk data at scale. Because of this, many organizations approach ergonomic risk management from a linear perspective—where they dedicate a set time window for collecting data and making mitigation decisions before pivoting focus elsewhere. While this can provide a spotlight of improvement, it is not a continuous improvement approach to ergonomic risk management and it opens the door to risks slipping through the cracks.
Collecting and Analyzing Risk Data is Time-Consuming and Can Be a Barrier to Achieving Continuous Improvement
Implementation of a risk analytics and multi-point wearable system enables you to adopt a dynamic risk management process in which you are continually collecting and analyzing risk data and using this data to inform organizational decision-making on an ongoing, sustainable basis. This ensures that risks do not slip through the cracks and enables you to adopt a continuous improvement process in which you are consistently assessing and addressing risk factors to maintain the safety of your workers.
Wearables Provide a Path to Collecting the Right Data to Dynamically Manage Ergonomic Risks and Deliver Sustainable and Continuous Improvement
Adopting a risk analytics and multi-point wearable system to support your risk management process means that you always have the right data to inform organizational decision-making and can actively and proactively respond to organizational changes and the downstream effects that these have on frontline employees. You can continue to advance your safety programs to ensure that risks are actively monitored and mitigated, benefiting your bottom line by reducing workers’ compensation costs, reducing absenteeism and turnover, and ensuring your employees get home safe every day!
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