Leading Safety and Productivity in Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector plays a significant role in the North American economy. In 2020, the manufacturing industry in the United States was estimated at US$2.2 trillion and in Canada, it accounts for $750 billion, both are roughly 11% of both countries’ GDP.

Many workers in the manufacturing industry work alone, often with heavy equipment, hazardous chemicals or in dangerous work sites. As the internet of things improves efficiency and as the manufacturing industry institutes new products and processes, protecting the workers and ensuring production continues is paramount.

At Aware360, we have the experience and expertise in the manufacturing industry to help your organization address safety and productivity challenges.

Safety Challenges in Manufacturing

Safety Challenges in Manufacturing

In 2019, there were 421,400 nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the American manufacturing industry, or 2.6 cases per 100 full-time employees. When it comes to injuries involving days away from work, there were 90.7 cases per 10,000 employees. Some of these injuries included:

  • Sprains, strains and tears: 25.4 cases per 10,000 employees
  • Cuts and lacerations: 10.5 cases per 10,000 employees
  • Amputations: 2.2 cases per 10,000 employees

Working with hazardous equipment and materials, workers are exposed to some of the leading causes of workplace accidents and fatalities, such as slips, trips and falls, injuries from lifting/handling, or injuries from being struck by an object or machinery.

Additionally, there are other factors that can increase the risk of the sector – particularly for lone workers. For instance, long hours, loud workspaces and low-visibility can make supervision and emergency response difficult.

One option we have to help address the top safety issue of slips, trips and falls is our Belle X wearable as part of our SafetyAware solution. This lightweight device offers check-in, fall detection, and SOS in the event of an emergency.

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Productivity Challenges in Manufacturing

Productivity Challenges in Manufacturing

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 2010 to 2019, labor productivity growth in U.S. manufacturing decreased. This means that more workers were needed to produce the same amount of output. This results in higher prices, lower wage growth, and reduced competitiveness.

We understand the challenges you’re facing and we have the technology to help address these to drive growth in your manufacturing business.

Aware360 has the solutions you need to improve your workers’ productivity – as an example, our Aware4Duty solution helps manage fatigue and mitigate impairment.

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How does technology keep manufacturing workers safe?

How does technology keep manufacturing workers safe?

Our solutions can boost productivity in your business as well as help reduce costs related to delivering the best-in-class safety program. Our technologies leverage the “internet of things”—often referred to as “Industry 4.0” technologies to help protect your workers 24/7 anywhere in the world.

Devices such as wearables, real-time monitoring, panic apps and man down alerts, paired with our PeopleIOT platform will protect your workers and increase productivity.

 

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