In Georgia and across the U.S., workplace accidents cost employers and insurers hundreds of billions of dollars each year in workers compensation benefits. Worldwide, workplace accidents lead to more than 1,000 deaths every day and over 500 injuries every minute. Wearable technology from MākuSafe, an insurtech SaaS startup in Des Moines, could be just what employers need to help reduce accidents in their workplace.
Workplace injuries are all too common across Georgia, and their number only increases when employers turn the other way and choose not to address worker safety. However, employers do harm both to their employees and to themselves when they ignore the issue: there is an increase in workers' compensation costs and medical expenses and a decrease in employee morale, employee retention and business productivity. The company's branding will ultimately suffer as well.
For many workers in Georgia, the danger of workplace accidents and injuries can pose fears for the future. This is especially true in industries like construction, where workers daily engage in heavy physical labor on buildings and other structures in progress, using extensive and elaborate machinery. Trenches and excavations can pose particular concerns for workplace safety as underground depressions and cavities pose a risk for cave-ins, collapses, falls or equipment or load accidents.