Unlocking the Power of Intervention with Wearable Tech from StrongArm
June 22, 2023
Driven by our steadfast commitment to the well-being of our team members, Lineage continues to raise the bar in safety through innovative practices, foundational safety principles and strategic partnerships. As we commemorate Safety Month, we want to reaffirm one of our core safety principles: "Safety is Intervention."
It is in this spirit that Lineage has forged a strategic partnership with StrongArm Technologies, a leading safety science company. This collaboration combines advanced safety wearables, an incredible amount of data and the expertise of StrongArm to set new industry standards and prioritize proactive intervention for the well-being of our team members.
Partnering with StrongArm Technologies
At Lineage, we understand the vital importance of proactive safety measures, particularly for our "Industrial Athletes" – the frontline workers who put their bodies on the line every day. This recognition led to a strategic partnership with StrongArm Technologies, a trailblazer in industrial safety innovations. StrongArm's expertise lies in designing and leveraging wearable technology to prevent ergonomic injuries in the workplace via real-time safety intervention.
Their flagship product, the SafeWork System, offers an end-to-end risk management solution that integrates wearable devices, real-time data capturing and comprehensive analytics to deliver customized safety analyses and proactive intervention opportunities at our warehouses.
Preventing Injuries through Wearable Safety Technology
Lineage has integrated StrongArm's cutting-edge safety wearables into a number of our North American warehouses. These intuitive wearables collect critical ergonomic and environmental data throughout the workday, enabling Lineage to proactively identify safety intervention opportunities.
These wearables provide real-time feedback through haptic alerts, helping team members avoid repeated risky movements. By capturing data on bending, twisting, lifting and time of day, we gain invaluable insights into potential safety hazards. This data also provides opportunities for meaningful interventions.
The partnership between Lineage and StrongArm Technologies has yielded remarkable improvements in safety across multiple locations. Facilities where the technology was implemented have witnessed significant reductions in OSHA recordable incidents over time, with some seeing as great as a one-third reduction. These outcomes highlight the power of proactive intervention by integrating innovative safety technology within a strong safety culture.
Leveraging Data to Enhance Safety
Lineage recognizes the immense value of the data being collected through this partnership with StrongArm Technologies. The insights from this data not only enhance our operations but also position us as a safety resource for customers facing similar challenges. We aim to proactively share best practices and lessons learned, contributing to the larger industry’s effort to prioritize safety of the industrial athletes we all support.
Intervention Keeps Our Team Safe
As we move forward, our unwavering commitment to the principle "Safety is Intervention" remains at the forefront. The partnership with StrongArm Technologies—paired with our global culture of safety—empowers Lineage to create the safest possible work environment for our team members.
By leveraging cutting-edge technology and data-driven insights, Lineage and StrongArm lead the way in prioritizing proactive intervention to help team members return home to their families in the same condition they left, every day.