Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently announced the release of the first installment in its new insights series, “The Future of Workplace Safety Technology Is Now,” which explores carrier viewpoints on the latest trends in safety technology.
There’s a growing buzz in workers compensation that technology, the workplace, and the role of workers are changing more dramatically today and at a faster pace than ever before.
Along with shifting jobs and evolving workplaces come new and changing exposures to worker injuries. Questions continue to arise about the status and evolution of safety technologies. In fact, some insurers are testing or discussing these technologies, and in some cases, providing them to their customers/policyholders.
Although the application of advanced technology for safety purposes is not new, as evident in the use of telematics in the automobile industry for many years, it is still fairly new and evolving in more traditional workplaces.
Key insights included:
- Insurers are exploring multiple types of advanced safety technologies and are at various stages of implementation
- Back injury prevention is a common focus for new workplace safety technology; however, applications are available to address many other injury types
- Manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics industries are mentioned as principal target industries for modern safety solutions
- An employer culture of “safety and trust” is seen as critical to the adoption and sustainable use of advanced safety technologies
- Integrating workplace safety and operational efficiency may result in wider adoption of safety technologies
- More testing and analysis are needed to fully quantify the value of modern workplace safety technologies
- Safety technologies are deemed to be a “game-changer” by some industry experts; all interviewees see these technologies playing a major role in the future of worker injury prevention
Read the full insights report: The Future of Workplace Safety Technology is Now – Carrier Perspective