HurtSpot developers credit the effectiveness of their magnetic board to an ability to relate the consequences of unsafe workplace action. “The name ‘HurtSpot’ is descriptive, it identifies parts of the body where injuries occur,” says spokesman Christian Krapf. “When you see the red line pointing to the head you can almost feel the pain. Big magnetic numbers flag injury count for each body part and call attention to accident patterns. Optional built-in T-Cards detail accidents for each body part for study and preventive action. The board is also available with custom printing.”
Users find displaying injury points on a magnetic body-diagram is a powerful motivator, he adds, with employee involvement a widely recognized, key component of successful safety programs. “When we show injury locations and numbers on the board’s human form, it’s more effective than posting a bunch of reports, and the board is always there, reminding employees to work safely,” a New Jersey safety director observes. “When we post an injury, we see employees stop and check it out. It has brought more visibility to our safety program,” adds a South Carolina manager.
HurtSpot joins an inventory of 2,000-plus magnetic, job-task oriented and all-purpose ready-to-use whiteboard kits. — Magnatag, 800/624-4154; www.magnatag.com/hurtboard