Wearable Safety Tech For WHIN Alliance Members
MākuSafe is proud to partner with Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) to offer Network Alliance Members 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. Watch the 7-minute overview video below for a summary of the MākuSafe system or contact us for a demo.
How Does It Work?
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 WHIN Alliance Members there are many benefits beyond improved workplace safety in Industry 4.0:
- Loss avoidance based on safety data
- Aid to safety management system efficiency
- Enhanced loss control effectiveness
- Robust business platform for Industry 4.0 integration and automation
- Positive impact on safety culture and mindfulness
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For WHIN Alliance Members 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.
Need more info? We’re happy to answer any questions!
Want to learn more before making a decision? The MākuSafe Team will provide a quick general overview of the technology and software platform so you’ll understand how it works in your facility or job site. We’d love to learn about your operation and discuss how we can make 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.
Can the MākuSafe Workforce Wearables be used as a “man down/life-saving” device?
No, MākuSafe 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 MākuSafe equipment take up in my facility or work area?
The MākuSafe 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 MākuSafe equipment?
MākuSafe 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, MākuSafe 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 the wearable gathering?
The sensors within the MākuSafe 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.
Are safety managers able to opt into notifications when an indicator is detected by a wearable in the MākuSmart platform?
Yes. The MākuSmart platform allows dashboard users to select what types of indicators they would like to receive in the form of an SMS (Text) notification.
Will the device buzz or alert a worker in some way if it detects a hazard?
No. MākuSafe 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.
Does the MākuSafe workforce wearable detect noxious gases?
At this time the MākuSafe core device does not detect noxious or explosive gases specifically but will detect unusual amounts of Total Volatile Organic Compounds ( TVOCs).
Does the MākuSafe workforce wearable detect if a worker is lifting and bending incorrectly?
The core device within the MākuSafe 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.
Is the MākuSafe workforce wearable safe to use in a wet environment and a hot, dry environment?
Yes, the MākuSafe 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. It is also rugged enough to use in hot, dry environments.
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