Leveraging Technology to Improve Worker Safety
Travelers Risk Control is working with select vendors, such as Triax Technologies, to explore the potential safety benefits of using wearable devices at construction sites. Triax provides workers with an unobtrusive wearable device that enables faster response times to suspected injuries with real-time, worker-generated safety notifications that include the worker’s location. The Internet of Things (IoT) device also includes smart evacuation and muster functionality and provides insights into worker risk key performance indicators and behavior analytics. Additionally, it offers other safety and workforce management benefits, such as identifying individuals entering the worksite with expired OSHA training and using other coded data to identify work areas with a high density of workers who are most at risk of injury.
AI-Assisted Ergonomic Assessments
Travelers is the first insurance carrier to offer its business customers virtual and on-site ergonomic assessments, supported by artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Our technology first analyzes a video of a worker performing a task to identify movements and postures that could cause injury. The software then quantifies the risk and produces a report that helps a Travelers ergonomics professional develop consultative solutions that help keep workers safe.
Musculoskeletal disorders, often caused by poor workstation design, can lead to serious health issues that can impair an employee’s ability to perform certain tasks or require them to take time off to recover. By using AI-assisted ergonomic modeling, we can help reduce the time spent assessing problems from days to hours, enabling our specialists to focus their attention on developing tailored workplace improvements that can help our customers reduce the risk of workplace injuries and related costs.
Using Virtual Visit, a conferencing tool developed by Travelers, our Risk Control consultants can take a virtual tour of a customer’s facility while talking to the customer using the camera on the customer’s smartphone. This solution allows our consultants and customers to focus on specific risks related to employee safety, processes and facilities when an on-site presence is not possible.