Every year, millions of workers suffer from head injuries in the workplace, and unfortunately, many of these injuries can be fatal. According to the National Safety Counsil, the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death is falling.
In 2020, over 42,000 people died in falls at home and work, 805 workers died in falls, and 211,640 were injured badly enough to require days off of work.” According to the National Safety Council, this amounted to a staggering 65 million days of work lost to workplace injuries in 2020 alone, many of these due to head trauma. This highlights the importance of prioritizing head safety, especially when it comes to protecting workers from head injuries.
March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month to remind people of the importance of prioritizing workplace safety and protecting workers from head injuries, something Tozuda, Inc. is also passionate about.
Our Founder, utilizing an amazing team, created an effective research-proven detection system that can help prevent head injuries everywhere. If you wear a helmet or protective gear, Tozuda’s product is for you.
Workers in small construction companies (<20 employees) were more than 2.5 times more likely to die from a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) than those in larger companies (≥100 employees). Additionally, males were seven times more likely than females to die from a TBI, and older workers (≥65 years) were almost four times more likely than younger workers (25–34 years) to have a fatal TBI.
It is essential to note that 90% of concussions do not involve a loss of consciousness, and 50% of concussions go unrecognized or undiagnosed.
One of the qualifiers for meeting the requirements of The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) law for head injury is a loss of consciousness; however, 90% of concussion does not result in loss of consciousness which means that employers may not be aware of the extent of head injuries in their workplace.
OSHA requires employers to maintain a record of all head injuries resulting in loss of consciousness. The best solution to reduce head injuries is to know when to stop working if a hit is too hard, even if there are no concussion symptoms. This threshold is lower than loss of consciousness, so Tozuda has created a solution that measures G-forces to the head and indicates when someone should seek care, even if no loss of consciousness occurs.
We believe our Head Impact Indicator is a game-changer for workplace safety, especially in industries that are prone to head injuries, such as construction, manufacturing, and mining. By using this device, employers can ensure that their workers are always protected, even in the most hazardous environments.
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