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INJURY PREVENTION CASE STUDY

Body Stressing Injury Risk Assessment Using Wearable Technology and Data Analysis in Warehouse and Distribution Centers.

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High body-stressing injuries (29%) and slip, trip, and fall injuries (35%) in the U.S. warehouse and distribution center industry, causing extended 11-week recovery periods, impacting productivity and escalating costs.

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Employ wearable technology and data analysis to comprehend physical demands of warehouse workers, seeking opportunities to decrease injury risks.

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Achieved a substantial 46% reduction in workload injuries by eliminating cages and adjusting item positions.

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Monitored selected warehouse workers for five weeks, utilizing work task assessments and movement coaching. The study encompassed 43 reports from 12 workers in five locations.

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Identified repetitive back strain during item picking in caged sections. Removal of cages and item repositioning led to a 46% reduction in strain.

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Leveraging wearable technology and data analysis can significantly enhance safety in warehouse and distribution centres, reducing injuries and associated costs.