Workplace Risks

Pervasive workplace health risks facing employees.

For many years, the workplace population has been managing with generalised 'one size fits all' health and safety advice. That's changing with the arrival of IoT enabled sensor technology and a growing acceptance of wearables in our personal lives for health and fitness. Take-up of wearables at work now feels 'normal', making it easier than ever to provide workers with individual feedback on their exposure to risk, and managers with a clear view of what's happening to their at risk employees in the field.

Here in the UK, even with one of the best reputations globally for health and safety, around 140 people are killed at work each year. There are a further 12,000 work health-related deaths, and 1.7 million people suffering from work-related ill-health.

Here are some of the pervasive workplace health risks still being grappled with today, alongside the measures required to actively prevent those risks from becoming long-term health issues.

Workplace Risks

HAVS - Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

The HSE estimates that 2m people in the UK are at risk of developing HAVS. The good news is that it is preventable.

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Proximity Hazards

Accidents involving vehicles and other equipment are one of the top fatal risks identified in the construction industry. Technology can help set exclusion or safe zones, as well as alert workers to proximity to danger. While data analytics can inform safer workplaces

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Exposure to Harmful Dust

Dust is one of the biggest workplace health issues. Detecting real-life exposure to harmful dust is the first step towards prevention.

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss - NIHL

Are certain workers being exposed to more noise than you would like? Detecting real-life exposure is the first step towards prevention.

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Working Alone

Lone workers face the same risk of accident as everyone else, but it's compounded by the fact that no one may be around to support - how might technology help?

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Workplace Social Distancing

Contact tracing in the workplace presents it's own challenges, it's important to know with accuracy not 'best-guess' who has crossed paths with someone who later goes on to test positive.

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Workplace Risks

Evidence

Read from the experts in the field on workplace health & safety.

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