QBE North America hopes to reduce business risk with latest initiative

QBE North America is now offering its customers a sensorless motion-capture software to recognize any ergonomics issues in the workplace in real-time. The rationale is that musculoskeletal disorder injuries (strains and sprains) are a leading cause of workplace injuries that are often painful, debilitating, and can be expensive.

The solution is available virtually or via onsite consultations. Once a report is generated, QBE’s Global Risk Services’ consulting team can provide tailored solutions to help prevent worker injuries.

“Poorly-designed workplaces not only cause employee injury and stress; they can lead to long-term pain, absenteeism, and loss of productivity. Anyone looking to accurately and quickly assess jobs for musculoskeletal disorder risk can benefit from this new technology.” – QBE Senior Vice President and Loss Control Leader Paul Isaac.

Here’s how the service works: an employee takes a video of an operator performing a job or task and uploads it to the Humantech Industrial Ergonomics software (developed by VelocityEHS ). Through AI and computer vision, the software recognizes body segments and records joint angles, frequencies, and durations of the postures during movement. The output – generated a few minutes later – displays a skeletal overlay on the original video and indicates the risk levels in colored lines.

Bottom Line: Two additional insurers come to mind.