Wearable Safety Tech For Henriott Group Workers Compensation Policyholders
MākuSafe is proud to partner with Henriott Group to offer their workers compensation policyholders the opportunity to use workforce wearables to improve worker safety and reduce claims.
What is MākuSafe?
MākuSafe® is an award-winning wearable Safety, Data & Analytics solution aimed at improving worker health, safety, and productivity while reducing incidents and mitigating workplace hazards and risk exposures.
The MākuSafe wearable’s connected sensors capture motion and environmental data in real-time and improve communication from the front lines. Safety & risk intelligence is sent to a web-based platform which gives company safety leaders new insights and helps them prioritize their workplace safety and risk control efforts.
For industrial clients with Henriott Group worker compensation polices there are many benefits beyond improved workplace safety:
- Loss avoidance based on safety data
- Aid to safety management system efficiency
- Enhanced loss control effectiveness
- Positive impact on safety culture and mindfulness
Check out the FAQ’s far below for more.
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For Henriott Group clients who are interested or may have further questions, simply fill out the form below and a MākuSafe team member will respond swiftly to answer questions and discuss details/scheduling.
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Want to learn more before making a decision? The MākuSafe Team can easily provide a quick general overview of the technology and software platform so you’ll understand how it works. We’d love to walk you through what we do, and learn about your operation, and discuss how we can provide a safety difference for you and your team!
Do you collect personal information about employees?
No. Our wearable core device does not monitor anything biometric/personal/HIPAA covered about the wearer. We are on the upper arm of an employee “looking outward” at the environmental conditions (i.e. ambient air temperature, humidity, air quality, light levels, noise, etc.) that surround him/her.
Does MakuSafe need any software?
No. MakuSafe’s analytics platform, MakuSmart runs in the cloud so you never need to install any software at your facility. Just open a browser on any device to access your safety intelligence data.
Can the MakuSafe Workforce Wearables be used as a “man down/life-saving” device?
No, MakuSafe is NOT designed to be used as a “man down/life-saving” device. Instead, the core device collects data that equips safety managers with the information they need to prevent an injury before it happens.
How long will set up and installation take?
Depending on your facility or work area size and the amount of equipment being installed, setup and installation should take only a few hours.
If you require multiple Base Stations, and an above average amount of equipment, the installation time will vary.
How much space will the MakuSafe equipment take up in my facility or work area?
The MakuSafe Base Station is normally mounted near an entrance that employees use to enter and leave the work area, often times near a time clock.
Each Base Station requires an open space at least 2 feet by 3 feet on a wall and should be within 6’ of a power outlet mounted 4’ on center from the floor.
Do I need to have a dedicated WiFi network to support the MakuSafe equipment?
MakuSafe can use your current Ethernet, WiFi or IoT networks as long as those networks do not have a “splash page”.
If WiFi or internet connectivity is NOT available in the facility or work area, MakuSafe can provide a information about a recommended network provider that can install a cellular based network for a fee – if there is adequate cellular coverage from a carrier in your area.
What kind of data is my wearable gathering?
The sensors within the MakuSafe core device focuses on four types of data:
- Environmental conditions around the worker.
- Any hazardous motion experienced by or performed by the worker.
- The location of the worker at the time a sensor threshold is met.
- Voice memos from the worker about conditions they are experiencing.
As a manager can I be notified when an indicator is detected by a wearable in the MakuSmart platform?
Yes. The MakuSmart platform allows dashboard users to select what types of indicators they would like to receive in the form of an SMS (Text) notification.
Can I get notifications via text and/or Email?
Standard notification capability for any dashboard user is via SMS text message.
Will the device buzz or alert me in some way if it believes I’m doing something wrong?
No. MakuSafe has done extensive research and has chosen to NOT provide feedback directly to the worker. Instead our focus is on providing leadership with actionable insight/data they can use to resolve an hazard or have a meaningful conversation with workers.
Where or how do I wear my MakuSafe workforce wearable device?
The sensors and associated software algorithms are programmed to assume data is gathered on the upper arm, above the bicep and outside of all clothing. MakuSafe has tested this position on many different workers and environments and results were consistently better in this position regardless of job, person size or work environment.
Who sees the data generated by the wearable I am wearing?
Your data is protected and the only people who have access to this data are those your company has authorized to view your information.
How do I know which device is mine when I come to work?
When a worker starts their shift they approach the MakuSafe Base Station and enter a predetermined code assigned by you or your employer. At that time, the MakuSafe system will assign a core device for your shift by showing a flashing green light around the correct device to remove and place in the holster in your armband.
How do I leave a voice memo?
To leave a voice memo you simply press and hold the button on the core device for approximately 3 seconds until it flashes. Then continue to press the button and begin to talk. You have approximately 15 seconds to record your message. Once you are done simply let go of the button and return to what you were doing, the MakuSafe system will deliver the message to the MakuSmart dashboard.
How long does it take for an indicator to show up in the MakuSmart Dashboard?
MakuSafe indicators generally take 30 seconds to show up on the MakuSmart dashboard, but time does vary depending on connectivity speeds. The core device will continue to try to send that indicator until it is successfully sent to the MakuSmart platform.
How many people from my company can have access to the MakuSmart Dashboard?
The number of people at your company that have access to your dashboard is determined by the primary contact overseeing the contract with MakuSafe. MakuSafe does not put a limit on the number of dashboard users.
Does the MakuSafe workforce wearable detect noxious gases?
At this time the MakuSafe core device does not detect noxious or explosive gases specifically but will detect unusual amounts of Total Volatile Organic Compounds ( TVOCs).
Does the MakuSafe workforce wearable detect if a worker is lifting and bending incorrectly?
The core device within the MakuSafe workforce wearable will detect any movement that is more than 2 G’s of force on your body. This can include those things but only if they require over 2 G’s of force to complete.
Can the workforce wearable armband come in different sizes?
Yes. The MakuSafe workforce wearable arm band comes in 2 sizes, medium and large. Size medium fits most people.
Is the MakuSafe workforce wearable safe to use in a wet environment?
Yes, the MakuSafe workforce wearable core device has been designed and tested in wet conditions; although, it will not function properly if fully submerged in liquids or sprayed with a high-pressure sprayer.
Is the MakuSafe workforce wearable rugged enough to use in hot dry environments?
Can I use the MakuSafe workforce wearable outside of my work area?
Yes, but the core device will only report an indicator within range of your WiFi network or when you return to that WiFi network.
Does the workforce wearable come in different colors?
No. At this time MakuSafe only offers one model and color of workforce wearable.
How does the workforce wearable communicate from the worker to the dashboard?
When the core device senses something of interest, the core device will record sensor data and send this data over your WiFi network to the Base Station and onto the MakuSmart cloud dashboard.
How do you know the location of the worker?
When the MakuSafe workforce wearable core device senses something of interest, the core device will capture that data, then listen for bluetooth signals from beacons placed throughout the facility (included in setup) to determine the location of the worker. The MakuSafe workforce wearable and coe device only captures the location of the worker when a sensor threshold is reached.
Additional Resources for Download
Highlights Findings From Pilot Program
New Use of Big Data for Insurers
Leveraging predictive information and just-in-time solutions to keep workers safe
The Importance of Tracking Near Misses, And How Wearable Tech Can Help