Using data-driven safety tech to prevent workplace injuries
Soter Analytics has entered a strategic partnership with EMP, combining personalised data-driven safety technology, managed by health professionals, providing guidance and coaching through SoterOnsite. This five-year partnership agreement provides a 360-degree platform integrating technology, objective data and onsite health professionals into every stage of decision-making, improving industry experience in onsite injury prevention.
Ashleigh Hourigan, APAC Account Manager, Soter Analytics, said SoterOnsite is a new way of looking at injury prevention. “Many workplace well-being programs still rely on workers to report pain to get assistance or back-tracking through incident reports to pinpoint where the issues are. But when we don’t know what we don’t know, we need objective data to predict and illuminate where the actual issues are,” Hourigan said.
The scalable technology offered by Soter Analytics provides early intervention with personalised coaching and self-managed programs resulting in increased engagement and proactive injury prevention, with workers accessing help before they get injured or report pain. According to Hourigan, this allows organisations, combined with SoterOnsite guidance, to reduce injuries and improve workplaces through better work design.
“Most health and safety initiatives are run to minimise risk, not maximise engagement, culture and empowerment. I see SoterOnsite as a massive step change in the way we manage injury prevention — let’s make a real difference, the time of wellness-washing is over!” Hourigan said.
By establishing workers as stakeholders and helping them recognise their influence on the safety of the entire company, the technology empowers them to move well, while enabling pathways to better work design. Dale Turner, Managing Director of EMP, said the company’s team of advanced injury prevention, early intervention and injury management specialists, combined with Soter technology and data interpretation, provide a strategy that integrates both solutions to problem solve and create a measurable impact on an organisation’s approach to safety.
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