The state of workplace safety according to
industrial workers themselves – the first of its kind
to be compiled and presented to the public.
The prevalence of preventable workplace injuries across essential industries in the United States is staggering: The total cost of workplace injuries in 2020 amounted to $163.9 billion and there were 2.7 billion nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported that year alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Repetitive motion injuries from frequent bending, twisting and tilting are a common occurrence in industrial work environments, often resulting in strains, sprains, muscle pulls or worse. These injuries can happen over time or in an instant, and often translate to workers being sent home early or missing work for extended periods of time.
Musculoskeletal injuries are responsible for almost 30 percent of all workers’ compensation costs, proving to be a major pain point not just for the Industrial Athlete who was injured, but financially for the employers as well.
The workplace safety problem is real and exacerbated by increased consumer demands requiring more and more workers to be hired, often with high quotas and little training.
The technology exists to dramatically reduce preventable workplace injuries like these and ensure every Industrial Athlete returns home safely at the end of every shift.
A healthy future of work for the industrial workforce is achievable, but it requires digging deep into the data and being willing to change long-held practices. If the future of work is going to change, it needs to change for all of us for the better."
Who We Talked To
Our research reached more than 600 active workers in industries that require strenuous, repetitive and labor-intensive movements, often in high-density, fast-paced environments.
Three clear and actionable insights emerge from the data:
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About StrongArm Technologies
StrongArm Technologies provides actionable data and insights for the world’s industrial workforce, including customers such as Walmart, Toyota and Albertsons, that want to create a safer, more effective environment. Its pioneering SafeWork System works to protect over 89,000 of today’s Industrial Athletes™ – individuals who put their bodies on the line day in and day out to fulfill the world’s essential services – by providing real-time feedback to inform safety, proper training and productivity across the workforce. With more than 35 million hours of on-body data driving its insight engine, StrongArm Technologies’ wearable devices have proven a 52 percent year-over-year injury reduction rate for customers.