Using Technology to Mitigate Safety and Ergonomic Risk

What is a company’s most valuable asset? The answer is simple, their employees! It is difficult for companies to truly understand how their employees are moving on any given day. Modjoul has the ability to provide data that not only allows companies to understand the body mechanics of their employees, but also reduces injuries within the workplace. The Modjoul solution has proven success by pairing our haptic response that serves as an on-the-fly reminder to employees when they take a risky bend; in-depth data that fully encompasses how the employees are moving; and the mitigation of MSD injuries in the lower lumbar region.

About Modjoul

Modjoul was founded in 2016 by our CEO Eric Martinez and COO Jen Thorson; both Eric and Jen were executives with AIG insurance and saw too many preventable workplace injuries and fatalities.  

Modjoul was founded on the principle that employees are a company’s most valuable asset and that data drives great decisions. It is nearly impossible for employers to really understand the body mechanics of their employees or whether they are truly working safely without Modjoul’s solution.  At Modjoul, we utilize and analyze data that will allow employers to provide a safer environment for their employees by reducing workplace injury. Here at Modjoul, we have got your back

The Future of Workplace Safety: Using Smart Technology to Reduce Ergonomic Injuries

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how smart technology can be used in your workplace safety planning (IoT, Wearables and RFID)
  • Learn the 6 benefits of data driven decisions
  • See several examples of how technology can be applied to improve safety and ergonomics


Data analysis from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and National Academy of Social Insurance shows Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) represented more than one-third of all workplace injuries in the past 10 years. Additionally, the average cost of an ergonomic claim in the US is over $30,000, making ergonomic injuries a large employer expense.

Ergonomics is often described as a “war of inches” and even minor adjustments can result in major beneficial outcomes. Outfitting employees with a smart workplace allows a better risk understanding through data to help minimize MSDs.

A smart workplace serves as a central piece in today’s workplace strategy. Using technology, employees connect and engage with their work environment using a data-driven approach, through a connection of networked platforms, software, IoT, and wearable sensors. It allows organizations to use evidence-based data to identify workplace safety opportunities, improve operations efficiency, pursue business objectives, and achieve goals.

As organizations navigate beyond the pandemic, a people-first approach is more top-of-mind than ever. Technology can help remove barriers to employee risk and improve productivity for the whole business, and this session will provide an innovative approach to maintaining