Man Down Notifier for Workplace Falls
Trips, slips and falls can happen anywhere, and the workplace is no exception. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, workplace falls make up the majority of industry accidents. From slipping in the hallway and sliding in the icy parking lot to tumbling off of a wobbly stepladder, falls are not only limited to construction sites or those who perform manual work.
Most people think of falls occurring from a height, yet statistics from the Bureau of Labor show that 65% of fall-related injuries occur as a result of falls from same-level walking surfaces. Fatal falls, slips, or trips took the lives of 699 workers in 2013 and lower-level falls accounted for 82% of those fatalities.
Despite prevention efforts, workers fall due to poor working conditions, lack of training, missing equipment and not having health and safety policies in place. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires that employers take every reasonable precaution to protect workers, provide information and ensure that workers properly use or wear the required equipment.
At Teldio, we strongly believe that worker safety should be a priority for employers. Our two-way radio applications can help keep your works safe, especially if they have suffered a fall.
Man Down Notifier (MDN) proactively monitors workers to identify if they have had a fall or accident. It does so by dispatching a notification to the appropriate response group or individual when the radio’s accelerometer (motion sensor) detects a lack of movement, a horizontal tilt or both. MDN isn’t intrusive like other man down solutions. Its rich functionality, including tilt recalibration, sleep timer and pre-alarm configuration, significantly reduce the number of false alarms while ensuring mobile workers are protected. The application is both reliable and robust, and ready to be integrated into your lone worker policy.
Teldio’s Man Down Notifier application can also be paired with GIPS Indoor & Outdoor Positioning system to ensure that the response group knows exactly where to find the injured party. When it comes to employee safety, every second counts!