Wednesday, August 22, 2018: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Using Wearable Sensors to Evaluate Exoskeletons in the Field
According to the 2017 Liberty Mutual Safety Index, work-related injuries cost about $60 billion a year. Roughly a third of this cost can be attributed to potentially preventable manual material handling injuries. Industrial exoskeletons have potential to help reduce injury risk for certain types of work, but they are very new and the evidence supporting them is limited. Briotix has tested four different types of industrial exoskeletons on real workers performing their actual jobs by using wearable sensor technology. Hear the results of those tests and the implications for injury reduction and prevention.
- Identify at least three different types of industrial exoskeletons and their potential applications
- Understand the acute impacts of these different types of industrial exoskeletons on new users
- Know the three critical factors to evaluate when testing exoskeletons on workers
Thursday, August 23, 2018: 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Supporting Injury Prevention for Drivers: Tools, Methods and Solutions
Drivers present unique challenges when it comes to providing effective ergonomic and safety solutions. On the road, they’re alienated from the support that other employees benefit from at a corporate home base and often have reduced access to technology as a means of communication for training purposes. Explore the unique challenges of this group, focusing on musculoskeletal and safety risk including long duration postures, whole body vibration, forceful exertions and awkward postures.
- Recognize musculoskeletal and safety challenges drivers face
- Develop strategies to communicate with drivers
Implement best practices for injury prevention