Industrial workers in the United States are facing unprecedented demand on the clock. Labor shortages, soaring quotas and a crippled supply chain are just some of the factors pushing them to the limits.
The effects are profound. Not only are preventable workplace injury rates keeping pace, but the mental health toll such essential workers face on a daily basis is revealing itself as well.
According to our Industrial Athlete Workforce Report — which polled in late 2022 more than 600 active workers across critical industries — more than 47% of respondents report being stressed at their jobs, while nearly 20% said they receive no job training at all.
The positive news is that safety wearables can help identify at-risk individuals and action a plan to help mitigate these factors before they get worse.
By collecting ergonomic and physiological data from the workers themselves and compiling that data into an intuitive, trend-based dashboard, managers are armed with powerful insights from the source so they can provide insights where they’re needed most.