National Safety Month: Prevention

June 1, 2021

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 hazard can be avoided, but by monitoring hazards, collecting motion and environmental data (combined with live reports from workers), and focusing on leading indicators over time, significantly reducing the frequency and severity of workplace injuries and fatalities is not only possible, it’s already happening.

Leading Vs. Lagging Indicators

OSHA describes leading indicators as “proactive and preventive measures that can shed light about the effectiveness of safety and health activities and reveal potential problems in a safety and health program. A good safety and health program uses leading indicators to drive change and lagging indicators to measure effectiveness.” Using data to drive change is precisely what MākuSafe’s system does.

MākuSafe drives change and fosters a safety-first culture by breaking down barriers. The wearable safety device enables worker reporting  of front line observations and near misses without interruption, and automatically gathers relevant EHS data from wearable sensors, all while respecting employee privacy and contributing to an effective safety culture. Safety managers can use the MākuSmart data analytics platform to easily asses what tasks need to be prioritized and where they should focus their time to keep employees safe.

Actionable Data for Safety Managers

MākuSafe’s proprietary software uses the data it gathers to identify trends and accompanying safety risks, then alerts the user to those trends right away. This immediately puts the data that was collected to work and makes it easy for safety professionals and managers to apply the information by offering remediation steps and suggestions to mitigate risk at the moment of need. That’s the key. The information isn’t reviewed later, hours or even days after the event took place, it’s presented in real time. MākuSafe generates actionable steps for safety managers as
just-in-time solutions that are based on predictive information and can actually reduce the potential for actions before the occur.

To learn more about how organizations like yours are using MākuSafe to predict and prevent accidents, schedule a demo with our team or contact us for more information.

To learn more about leading indicators and to implement them, check out this webinar from The Campbell Institute.