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Are you prepared for OSHA’s emphasis on heat illness & injury prevention?

MākuSafe Wearable Safety Technology Can Help Heat is the leading cause of death among all weather-related workplace hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced enforcement directive CPL 03-00-024 regarding implementing a National Emphasis Program focused on Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards. This will impact

Early Detection of Worker Impairment with Wearable Tech

The National Safety Council defines impairment as the inability to function normally or safely as a result of a number of factors – from chemical substances (e.g., alcohol, opioids, cannabis), physical factors (e.g., fatigue and certain medical conditions), social factors (e.g., professional and other stressors) and

MākuSafe Team Celebrates 6 Years!

The MākuSafe Team took some time out to celebrate the company’s 6 year anniversary with music, food and fun at Music in the Junction in historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines, Iowa. The venue, just minutes away from MākuSafe headquarters, transitions from a bustling shopping and restaurant district to

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VPPPA Webinar On-Demand: Wearable Tech Panel Featuring MākuSafe, NFI Industries & EMC Insurance

As the world around us becomes more and more connected and data-driven, companies have thepotential to harness valuable information to benefit their businesses and workers. This previously recorded live webinar, hosted by VPPPA with panelists from MākuSafe, NFI Industries and EMC

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The Tragedy On The Movie Set of RUST and Why It Matters to Industrial Worksites

In 2021 a tragic accident occurred on the set of a film in production in New Mexico. The movie was a western theme drama, starring Alec Baldwin and others. As Alec rehearsed for a scene involving a close-up discharge of his weapon, the gun fired with a live bullet

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Our Team Gives Thanks

The MākuSafe Team took a moment to reflect and share some of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions and give thanks. We hope you all have a a wonderful holiday with friends and family. The great pie debate wages on. Cherry pie didn’t make a strong showing this year,

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ENGAGE 2021: MākuSafe Users Conference Recap

On September 23rd, 2021, MākuSafe hosted our first-ever Users Conference; Engage 2021 both in-person and virtually. The goal of the event was to bring together our customers, insurers, partners and our team for an in-depth discussion. We focused on optimization of the software platform for safety ROI, feedback between

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MākuSafe Celebrates First International Customer!

MākuSafe’s wearable tech is officially international! The international install was completed through a massive team effort from our hardware, software, sales and account management crews. The team overcame a language barrier that was particularly crucial when discussing technical aspects of hardware and software and also successfully navigated through working on

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Summer Startup Tour: Summary & Photo Gallery

We enjoyed being part of stop #2 of the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Summer Startup Tour. Diana Wright of the Partnership kicked off the event and introduced Justin Brady, Founder of The Justin Brady Show as the moderator. The panel, focused

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Preventing Heat-Related Illness with Wearable Tech

Heat-related illness can impact both indoor and outdoor workers with concerns ranging from heat exhaustion to lost productivity. Workers in confined spaces and those that are heavily equipped with PPE such as masks or respirators are even more susceptible. It’s not always an option to cool the space. Some job

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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