Construction Injuries & WMSDs
Despite significant workplace improvements targeted on musculoskeletal injury reduction in the construction industry, workers are still at high risk. According to construction injury statistics, construction workers are still facing a higher risk of incurring a WMSD than all other industries combined. Soter wearable safety devices, powered with AI-driven training programs help construction professionals improve their material handling techniques, driving down the risk of injury.
Risk of Injury
According to the NORA, WMSDs are responsible for at least $45-54 billion of loss in the U.S. each year. Construction workers are particularly susceptible to WMSDs as they generally spend their workdays engaging in repetitive motions, such as bending, kneeling, twisting and lifting significant loads. Over time, these motions can lead to WMSDs that may impede a worker’s ability to function optimally or even cause lasting disabilities that preclude workers from continuing their careers.
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Training for Construction Workers
Soter solutions are designed to reduce a workers hazardous movements by between 30-70%. Safe material lifting techniques allow workers to avoid injuries and increase workplace effectiveness. Soter training programs provide personalized guides and biofeedback in the form of audible, vibro tactile and visual data to educate workers on correct movements while they work. This form of training produces an outcome that is 65% more effective than other solutions, e.g. in-class training or on-site ergonomics consultant.
Innovations in Construction Safety
Among many approaches to improve safety in construction, wearable devices are one of the easiest and efficient to implement. Soter solutions outplay personal protective equipment and safety training through the human-centric design, plug-n-play approach and ROI. Ensuring behavioural changes in lifting techniques among workers, Soter wearable safety devices identify and reduce job-related MSD hazards from day 1. Moreover, they provide managers with a comprehensive ergonomic overview of their worksites.
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%
Wincanton uses Soter AI-ergonomic sensors resulting in 250 days of no lost-time injuries
United Farmers of Alberta reduced ergonomic injuries by 86% with behavior changing wearables
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We'll give you an overview of Soter Solutions, provide examples of use cases, show you the dashboard and reporting, and talk through the basics of a good implementation. As the result, you'll see how your organization can:
Get up to 86% of reduction in back & shoulder ergonomic injuries
DRIVE-DOWN CLAIMS COSTS
Achieve up to 67% of reduction in workers compensation costs
Ensure smooth operations and reduce employee turnover
Earn over 250% ROI when partnering with Soter Analytics