Workplace injuries happen every day, and workers often do not have control over the circumstances of their injuries. Businesses can take steps to help workers remain safe at work, and these technology options might help protect employees. If employees are injured at work, remember to report any workplace injuries, request Workers’ Compensation, and get treated as soon as possible.
Desk ergonomics are a good way to prevent injuries around the office. If a desk or chair is too high or too low, or if the chair does not provide the back support needed, workers can become injured. An employee who sustains critical injuries due to repetitive motions or poor desk ergonomics has a right to Workers’ Compensation coverage. Some companies might even ignore these injuries due to the small nature of office space.
Wearable devices can help workers perform tasks without bending, stretching, or straining. A simple headset will help workers answer the phone without clutching it between their ear and shoulder in an uncomfortable position. Technology-infused shirts or workwear can be used to measure the stress on an employee’s body. If the employee is pushed too hard, a manager can change the worker’s daily tasks. Employees who are consistently pushed to the point of exhaustion, could be injured or even killed on a work site.
Exoskeleton technology can be used on construction sites where heavy lifting and exposure to extreme conditions is hazardous for workers. An exoskeleton might be used on an oil rig, around an oil refinery, or when managing scrap removal. The exoskeleton allows workers to lift safely, protects workers from extreme conditions, and reduces strain on the worker’s body.
Predictive artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to predict all the risk factors for a certain task. The AI can choose the employees best suited to complete the job, and the AI can be used to determine how long each task should take to complete.
Using this technology allows employers to determine the strain on each employee, how to avoid risky situations, and when to stop projects that are simply too dangerous.
Drones and robotics can be used in the place of traditional workers for dangerous tasks on any worksite. Drones can be used to inspect telephone poles, power cables, and anything that is simply too high for a worker to reach. Robots can be used to complete tasks that workers should not do, and robotics can be used to make a busy factory more efficient. Workers can complete jobs that are safer, and the robots can handle repetitive tasks that often led to injuries in the past.
If you or someone you know was injured on the job, reach out to one of our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Gross & Kenny, LLP for assistance. We will review your case and obtain the benefits you deserve for your injuries. Call us at 267-589-0090 or contact us online for a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, we serve injured clients throughout Pennsylvania.
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