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Why You Need a Clinical Partner to Help Implement Your Workplace Wearables Program

When paired with an onsite clinical program, wearables can help prevent workplace injuries and reduce workers’ compensation costs.

White Paper Summary

It’s clear, workplace wearables are one of many new technologies that can help improve worker safety and prevent costly injuries.

The devices, which can be worn on safety vests, belts, wrists or other parts of a worker’s clothing, detect a worker’s movement to ensure they’re using proper ergonomic movements. Approximately the size of a credit card, these devices will vibrate, blink, or beep if they detect an improper motion, alerting the worker so that they can correct their behavior.

When integrated with an employer’s onsite health program, wearables can play a key role. In an onsite setting, wearables provide data that helps clinicians pinpoint unsafe movements specifically related to jobs being performed.

“Our clinicians take a holistic view of wearables data and then they can leverage their clinical skills to evaluate the job function and actions of the employee,” said Mike Rhine, SVP, Chief Operating Officer, Onsites, Concentra. “They also use the data collected by wearables, combined with their clinical skill to provide a different level of safety education than the device data alone is able to do.”

To learn more about Concentra, please visit their website.

Concentra® is America’s leading provider of occupational medicine, delivering work-related injury care, physical therapy, and workforce health services from nearly 520 Concentra medical centers and more than 150 onsite clinics at employer locations nationwide.

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