Manual Operations & MSDs
Among the non-fatal occupational injuries suffered by farm workers, MSDs are the most widespread. High demanding physical work in the agricultural industry continues to lead to musculoskeletal problems. The main risk factors regarding the reported MSDs in agriculture are associated with tasks that require repetitive manual operations like lifting and moving of heavy loads, prolonged trunk flexion, intensive hand work, and the large amount of time working in awkward postures of wrist and trunk.
Musculoskeletal pain is common among farmers working in a squatting position and specifically during weeding and harvesting. In fact, repetitive and sustained stooping is the primary risk factor for low back pain. Moreover, the highest number of musculoskeletal complaints are among individuals who work in relatively bad ergonomic conditions. Soter solutions help workers to maintain safe movement practices, increase a workers ergonomic awareness and provide in-situ training, driving down the risk of injury.
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Preventing Low Back Pain
Incorrect harvesting biomechanics, followed by load carrying, pruning, planting, etc. all result in low back pain among agriculture workers. To prevent it, Soter solutions analyze the incoming data from easily deployable wearable devices to identify the prime cause of back injury in real-time. The collected data is used by managers to prevent onsite hazards. Smart durable ergonomic sensors not only track movements but coach workers in correct lifting behavior using real-time audible and vibration biofeedback.
Eliminating Risk Factors
Soter solutions reduce the risk of injury by up to 70% in just 6 weeks. Keeping workers wealthy and the production process ongoing, especially during tight harvesting seasons,,this increases total operational effectiveness. AI-driven coaching programs educate agricultural workers via simple personalized guides, setting up the right movement behavior. The plug and play nature of Soter solutions allow managers a fast roll out , even in adverse conditions or remote locations.
Soter Analytics Clients Success Stories
Travis Perkins (UK)
Soter Analytics helps UK’s largest building merchant to reduce manual handling injuries by 55%
Giant Eagle Supermarkets (US)
Wearable devices help the 34,000-employee retailer reduce risk of injury by 31%
Kenco Logistics (US)
Kenco uses Soter Clip&Go wearable technology to proactively prevent injuries
St John of God (AU)
Soter Analytics AI-driven wearable solutions reduce spine and shoulder injuries among Caregivers
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Get up to 55% of reduction in back & shoulder injuries
REDUCE LOST WORKDAYS
Achieve up to 30% of reduction in lost workdays
Ensure smooth operations and reduce employee turnover
Minimize cost exposure while the benefits are demonstrated