IoT en No Worker Left Behind: Protecting Lone Workers in the Oil and Gas Industry <div class="field-byline"> Ken Schmidt and Brent Moore </div> <div class="field-deck"> How wireless technology and the Internet of Things can extend a company's culture of safety to connect and protect lone workers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With oil prices gradually rising in recent weeks, oil production sites that were shuttered during the industry downturn finally are gearing up again for operation, perhaps marking an end to an extended slump in the oil market. As oil companies react to these improving conditions, more remote workers will be driving hundreds of miles weekly on back roads in rural areas to work on compressor stations, pipelines and pump jacks. It&#39;s a fact of life for thousands of workers in the oil and gas industry.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EHS Today Magazine Industrial Hygiene Safety IoT Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:43:00 +0000 55501 at Honeywell Industrial Safety Is 3D Printing Safe? <div class="field-deck"> A new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene explores the potentially harmful VOCs found in the 3D printing process. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A decrease in price and an increase in interest in three-dimensional (3D) printers have resulted in more of them in the workplace and in homes. However, questions surfacing about potential health effects of using this technology.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industrial Hygiene Safety IoT News Thu, 25 May 2017 16:47:00 +0000 55221 at <p>Can the VOCs emitted by 3D printers be harmful to the people using them?</p> Mechanical Miracles [Photo Gallery] <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>When UC Berkley Professor Homayoon Kazerooni arrived from Iran to America in the late 1970s, he had just a few hundred bucks in his pocket. He also had big dreams.</p> <p>Those dreams have translated into an invention that allowed people to walk again after paralyzing accidents and illnesses. Called the <a href="" target="_blank">eLEGS</a>, the device was a medical exoskeleton that restores the ability of paraplegics, MS patients and stroke victims to walk.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Galleries PPE Safety IoT Wed, 17 May 2017 16:23:00 +0000 55101 at The Mechanical Miracle Worker <div class="field-byline"> John Hitch </div> <div class="field-deck"> You may not have heard of Homayoon Kazerooni, the roboticist responsible for the burgeoning exoskeleton renaissance. But he knows who you are, and he wants to change your life. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When Homayoon Kazerooni arrived from Iran to America in the late 1970s, he had just a few hundred bucks in his pocket. He also had big dreams.</p> <p>They weren&rsquo;t the usual American dreams of being rich and famous. He dreamed of becoming a scientist or an engineer, like the people he read about in outdated <em>Time</em> magazines back home who helped Neil Armstrong take his first small steps in the Sea of Tranquility.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> PPE Safety IoT News Wed, 17 May 2017 16:01:00 +0000 55091 at suitX Getting to "Why" in Your Gas Detection Program <div class="field-byline"> By Josh Futrell </div> <div class="field-deck"> Why comprehensive and real-time information is more important than ever to solve workplace industrial hygiene and safety challenges. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For some of us, the board game Clue, or one of its many variants, was our first foray into the world of investigation. Participants move around the board, gathering facts about a recent murder and eliminating possibilities, to piece together a conclusion like &quot;Ms. Peacock killed Colonel Mustard in the study with a candlestick.&quot; This beloved, somewhat ominous children&#39;s game highlights the importance of answering the big five questions when a critical event occurs: Who? What? When? Where? Why?</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industrial Hygiene IoT Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:23:00 +0000 54691 at Industrial Scientific Reimagining Safety with the Industrial Internet of Things <div class="field-byline"> Steve Ludwig </div> <div class="field-deck"> Harnessing safety and operational data substantially can improve safety compliance and performance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Industrial workplace safety is a multifaceted issue. It includes asset safety &ndash; machinery, process and arc flash safety &ndash; along with other common hazards. Workplace safety is vital to protecting workers, avoiding production interruptions and achieving operational excellence.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety IoT Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:03:00 +0000 54171 at PPE and the Internet of Things <div class="field-byline"> Lior Akavia </div> <div class="field-deck"> PPE wearables and sensors dramatically can improve worker health and safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Reduced costs, improved worker productivity and a decrease in worker injury are driving the development of smart wearables and sensors in industrial environments.</p> <p>We live in a constantly connected, data-driven world. Consumers who grew up on the internet and adopted smartphones expect a continuous stream of data, instant updates and products that intuitively answer their needs. This change in consumer expectations has led to a rise in demand for more connected products.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye, Face & Head Health Safety IoT Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:35:00 +0000 54111 at DAQRI Monsanto Responds to Glyphosate Cancer Allegations <div class="field-deck"> The multinational crop protection corporation responds to organic consumer groups and farm workers who allege the company’s flagship Roundup herbicide causes cancer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Recently-released internal emails sent between Monsanto employees were &ldquo;taken out of context,&rdquo; according to a response from the company&rsquo;s corporate engagement representative.</p> <p>Communications between Monsanto employees were released as evidence in a lawsuit filed by California farm workers who allege that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, causes&nbsp;health problems including cancer.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Industrial Hygiene IoT News Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:11:00 +0000 53861 at I Spy: Researchers Use Eye-Tracking Technology to Detect Deception <div class="field-deck"> Job interviews might just become a whole lot more interesting and informative if researchers at Iowa State University have anything to say about it. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The average person has about a 50-50 chance of knowing when someone is lying. Iowa State University researchers are using eye-tracking technology to improve those odds, specifically for interviews conducted online.</p> <p>Joey George, John D. DeVries Endowed Chair in Business and a professor of information systems at Iowa State, says people think they can detect deception, but they often looking are at the wrong thing.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety IoT News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:33:00 +0000 53031 at Iowa State University Leveraging Technology to Ease Regulatory Challenges Facing Construction <div class="field-byline"> By Phil N. Molé, MPH </div> <div class="field-deck"> Early indicators point towards 2017 bringing many worker health and safety challenges to the construction industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Last year, OSHA passed several long-awaited rules and regulatory changes that significantly impact construction by adding more layers of compliance to existing standards, along with increasing noncompliance penalties and fines for violators. More than ever, it&#39;s critical that those in construction understand and comply with OSHA requirements and take all possible measures to prevent worker injuries and illnesses.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Safety IoT Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:09:00 +0000 52621 at