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Michelle Hiscock

Workers' Compensation Fraud: Know the Signs, Motives, and Consequences

By Michelle Hiscock on October 4, 2017 in Workplace Wearables, Workers' Compensation

Work-related injuries cost U.S. companies $250 billion per year in lost productivity and medical expenses. When an employee is hurt on the job, the effects are far-reaching. As the injured employee faces physical and emotional stress resulting...

The Importance of New Employee Safety Training

By Michelle Hiscock on September 20, 2017 in Modjoul SmartBelt, Workplace Safety, Safety Training

Safety training is relevant to every industry. Whether your employees work in an office or a warehouse, each employee should be properly trained for the job they perform and prepared for the potential risks they might encounter. Often this...

Why Near Miss Prevention Matters

By Michelle Hiscock on August 10, 2017 in Modjoul SmartBelt, Injury Reporting, Near Misses

Near misses happen every day in the workplace. Losing balance on a slippery floor, stumbling over unsupervised items, standing outside a door as someone else opens it – most of us can recall a time we encountered a “close call” or “near miss.”

How to Solve Workplace Safety with Big Data

By Michelle Hiscock on July 28, 2017 in Workplace Safety, Big Data

The era of big data is upon us. As our world becomes increasingly more connected through the internet of things, the use of big data is more important than ever to companies. But what exactly is big data, and what does it mean for workplace...

Reducing Workers' Compensation Costs with Modjoul

By Michelle Hiscock on May 8, 2017 in Workplace Safety, Insurance

Any veteran insurance professional knows workplace injuries and fatalities are a costly and frequent occurrence. Worker’s compensation claims cost employers billions of dollars a year and, in many industries, the rate of on-the-job injuries...

How to Use the Modjoul Dashboard

By Michelle Hiscock on March 23, 2017 in Modjoul Dashboard

The Modjoul dashboard is the most important tool for employers, aside from the Modjoul SmartBelt. The dashboard is where all the safety and work time reports are made available for companies to assess what’s going on in their workplace. We’ve...

Modjoul's SmartBelt: A Workplace Wearable For Every Industry

By Michelle Hiscock on March 6, 2017 in Modjoul SmartBelt

Since wearable technology first appeared on the scene, businesses have reaped the benefits. Amazon uses wearable GPS trackers for warehouse workers to determine the optimal path to pick up a product. Some companies provide activity trackers to...

Modjoul Breadcrumb Reports: Making it Easy to Monitor Employees

By Michelle Hiscock on February 24, 2017 in Modjoul Dashboard, IoT

Imagine being able to see where your employee is at any point during the day, simply by looking at a screen or a mobile app. The Modjoul SmartBelt gives supervisors the ability to monitor their employees, track their location throughout the day,...

Using Modjoul's Black Box to Record Employee Injuries and Events

By Michelle Hiscock on February 17, 2017 in Injury Reporting

Modjoul has plenty of impressive features, but the best one might be the Black BoxTM. Like the Black BoxTM on an airplane, this feature allows the belt to record and store information on events that occur while the belt is being worn, and to...

How Modjoul is bringing IoT to the Workplace

By Michelle Hiscock on February 8, 2017 in Modjoul SmartBelt, IoT

On the third floor of the Computer Science building at Carnegie Mellon University, there is an infamous Coke machine. In 1982, programmers were fed up with walking to the machine to buy a cold soda, only to discover that the machine was empty or...