Mining and Natural Resources Case Study

Mining and Natural Resources Case Study

Body Stressing Injury Risk Assessment Using Wearable Technology
and Data Analysis in Mining and Natural Resources


Outcome: 50% reduction in potential risk for high-load tasks

The median recovery time for musculoskeletal body stressing injuries sustained by mining and natural resources workers is 8.6 weeks, which is the highest when compared to all other industries and results in a significant impact on productivity and costs.

In 2021, Bardavon conducted a three-month program to assess how the wearable technology, smartphone app, and data analytics platform could assist in assessing and reducing avoidable body stressing injury risks for workers in the Mining and Natural Resources Industry.

Trial Objective

Use wearable technology and data analysis to understand the physical demands on various workers and identify opportunities to reduce injury risks.


Measure the movements of a selected group over a three-month period using Work Task Assessments and Movement Coaching.


The study indicates that the six different workers in the same role, performing the same workload per shift, had different risks of lower limb and slip/trip/fall injuries. The potential risk for high-load tasks was reduced by 50 percent.

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