CASE STUDY: Conner Strong & Buckelew Finds Incredible Results With Wearable Tech

February 21, 2023

In a recent case study, experts from Conner Strong & Buckelew explored how wearable technology can improve workplace safety. The results were incredible. Through the utilization of wearable technology and adoption of the lifting mechanics system, a third-party logistics company reduced lost time injuries from lifting by 56% and realized $450K in Workers’ Compensation loss savings in one year.

A leading third-party logistics provider knew that lifting, pushing, and pulling product were among their top hazards, but wanted more and better information on the other hazards their employees faced, and where they were most prevalent.

This company collaborated with the Conner Strong & Buckelew Risk Control team to address this challenge through a twofold strategy, including implementing a strong and practical, lifting mechanics program, and piloting wearable technology to monitor other hazards, such as slips/trips/falls, repetitive motion, heat/humidity, and noise. The company then used the data from the wearable technology to inform where they needed to further observe employee safety behaviors and correct them where necessary. The program was very well received, as it was implemented with maximum transparency and no disruption to employees’ regular activities.

Through the utilization of MākuSafe’s wearable technology and adoption of a specific lifting mechanics system, the third-party logistics company was able to improve employee training, reinforce best practices and supplement risk management efforts by gathering actionable intelligence on safety hazards. As a result, they reduced lost time injuries from lifting by 56% and realized $450K in Workers’ Compensation loss savings in one year. In addition, the company was able to enhance their behavior-based safety program with real data from real situations.

Why Does it Matter?
These incredible results are important not only to the workers who are going home safely each day without injuries but to the safety leaders who are able to quantify safety ROI. Investing in a tech enabled safety program allowed this company to realize $450,000 in workers compensation loss savings in just one year. In addition to the loss savings, employees at the company are able to witness the value of a safety leadership team that invests directly in their safety and well-being which fosters a safety culture and has proven to help with retention and even talent acquisition in many cases. We hope to see many more case studies like this in the future!