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National Safety Month: Psychological Safety

How Psychological Safety Can Impact Near-Miss Capture A worker is carrying a box back to his work station and slides across the floor nearly losing his balance and falling into a nearby workstation. His face becomes immediately flushed as he looks around to see if anyone caught his almost-fall.

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MākuSmart Software Update: Trends

Are you ready to start focusing on leading indicators vs. lagging indicators for a more proactive approach to safety management? The MākuSmart Trends engine is designed to provide dynamic and adaptive insights into the evolving environment for your workers. Our robust artificial intelligence capabilities allow processing through large volumes of

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National Safety Month: COVID-19

While the pandemic isn’t quite in the rearview mirror yet, we took a moment to reflect on some of the safety trends that emerged during the past 18 months as companies sought to protect workers and maintain business. The National Safety Council infographic below shows 8 trends that have surfaced

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Motion Lab at MākuSafe

MākuSafe’s Chief Data Scientist, Nikhil Agarwal and the software team are continually working to ensure our motion data is comprehensive and accurate. This week, the rest of the team was able to pitch in and help with the process by simulating movements while wearing a MākuSafe

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National Safety Month: Prevention

In week one of the National Safety Council’s Safety Month, the focus is on prevention. Identifying risks and taking proactive safety measures to reduce hazard exposure is crucial to creating a safe workplace. Prevention is the core of the MākuSafe system. We recognize that not every

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WorkForce Wearables: Worker Privacy & Cloud Data Security (made simple.)

The short video presentation covers the data security and privacy questions most often asked of us at MākuSafe. We’ve worked so hard to keep this simple. It seemed a simple video was the best way to explain how we keep data secure, ensure privacy, and collect nothing personal! MākuSafe detects

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MākuSmart Software Update: MākuScore

If you could give your safety program a score, what would it be? Would you be satisfied with it? MākuSafe’s EHS software can make your organization safer each day by taking steps to encourage safety-conscious behaviors. Your MākuScore is a reflection of day-to-day actions taken by your safety leadership team.

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MākuSmart Software Update: Enhanced Reports Capabilities

Enhanced reports make it easy for you to get the deeper data you want, in the format you desire, when you need it. Having a large, continual stream of data analytics is great, but no safety professional has time to sort through it all to find the most meaningful points.

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Time to Celebrate: 5 Years of MākuSafe!

MākuSafe is celebrating its 5th anniversary this week. It’s been a long, hard road to develop a hardware and software solution that focuses on keeping industrial workers safe. As it turns out, after 5 years, the solution is just at the cusp of all that it will be able to

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MākuSafe Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Key Milestones

MākuSafe celebrates its fifth anniversary this week and we took time to look back over the major milestones that have carried us to this point. From an idea on the back of napkin to a team of 25+ deploying wearable tech at worksites across the country, we’ve come a long

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1,000th Worker Covered By Workforce Wearables

Lynn Asbury at Meister Cheese was recently recognized as the 1000th worker to be covered by MākuSafe’s industrial safety wearable. Lynn is a North Gen Associate at the artisan cheese producer that has been known for its award-winning, responsibly-sourced, American style cheese for more than a

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Can Voice Memos Improve Near-Miss Reporting?

In this blog post, we explore what voice memos are and how they can be used to engage workers, capture near-miss reports and improve safety programs. What is a voice memo? In the center of the MākuSafe wearable device is a button that workers can push (it must be