No 2 – Improving Operational Workflows
“Good ergonomic practices and work design are prerequisites for true operational efficiency,” Join LifeBooster’s Program Manager & Ergonomist, William Thomas, as we discuss the integration of wearable data into operational workflows.
Not only can wearable technologies provide a powerful data analytics tool for driving down musculoskeletal injury risk, they can also be integrated into your existing work processes to help improve operational efficiency.
When thinking about workplace ergonomics it’s important to understand that improving ergonomics has benefits above and beyond just reducing the risk of employee injuries. Good ergonomic practices and work design are prerequisites for true operational efficiency. This concept is reflected in the origins of ergonomics, which focused on the application of work studies to improve worker efficiency through process, equipment, and system redesign to eliminate unnecessary worker actions and motions. Through the ergonomic analysis of work practices, practitioners can derive meaningful improvements and operational benefits in addition to reducing the exposure of workers to strenuous physical demands.
This historic goal lives on in modern ergonomics where we can use detailed risk analytics to inform design decisions and change management processes, identify operational inefficiencies, and construct work systems that manifest true operational excellence. This philosophy is integrated into LifeBooster’s methodology, whereby the data insights derived from wearable sensors enable us to understand how well your workforces’ capabilities are reflected in the design of your work system and work tasks.
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