Continuously progressive technology over the years has made our lives much more comfortable than you can imagine. Among many of these things, it has made it easier for companies to keep their employees safe, thanks to tools like EHS. However, although this was enough until a few years ago, new technologies on the market have allowed companies to improve environmental, health, and safety issues like never before.
An essential contributor to this change is wearable technology, i.e., wearable items equipped with integrated electronic devices that can capture data, collect data, and analyze who might wear that item. Today, there is no shortage of things to wear – you can wear them on your wrist, you can attach them to a piece of clothing that you might wear, and much more.
While these items have found different uses for personal users, wearable technology has had a completely different role to play in the industrial context. A 2018 study reports that 58% of people acknowledge that portable industrial items have proven to be an essential part of effective operational risk management. As workers in various industries often work in hazardous conditions, wearable devices warn them of the danger to the environment. Companies also use it to track employee performance and more. Listed below are some of the other ways this technology is used to immunize the environment, health, and safety evolved.
Watch out for vital signs: it can be essential for a company to monitor its employees’ health, especially if they are forced to work in environments that can be considered dangerous. Therefore, wearable devices allow companies to track various items, such as oxygen levels, heat pressure, and other vital signs. If an anomaly is identified, help can be sent quickly to prevent or reduce injuries. The data collected can also be used for predictive potential.
Monitoring of working conditions in the field: The sensors on portable devices provide the ability to monitor workers’ environmental needs. Includes temperature, toxic and harmful gases, moisture content, and more. It is highly recommended that this follow-up be continuous rather than intermittent to ensure that situations can be identified and addressed before becoming overly risky.
Prompt distribution of safety information: When someone works in the field, communication is not always easy or direct because things and people are often far from each other. In such cases, portable devices may be used to communicate any information relevant to the worker’s environmental risks. Not only that, but portable devices can also be used to stimulate peer communication, develop best practices, and implement their implementation in the field.
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