IoT en Communication Breakdown: Mobile Technology and the Four-Generation Workforce <div class="field-deck"> With four generations in the workplace, the workforce is now the most age-diverse it’s ever been and in this time, we’ve also experienced a technology boom spanning all industries. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As more Millennials join the workforce and mobile and social technologies define how we communicate, safety practices also must evolve. By implementing a mobile-first approach to workplace safety, organizations can identify, reduce and prevent workplace hazards faster and at a greater scale, according to Jason Dea, director of product marketing at Intelex.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Training IoT News Wed, 09 Nov 2016 19:01:00 +0000 51241 at Thinkstock Clouds and The Internet of Things: Increasing EHS and Quality Program Adoption with Technology <div class="field-byline"> Jason Dea </div> <div class="field-deck"> There are a number of technological innovations that can help EHS professionals to achieve worker engagement and adoption of environment, health, safety and quality programs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Worker engagement and adoption is a common topic of discussion when EHS professionals gather to discuss their environment, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) program success. It makes sense too. The value you get out of any health and safety management or quality management program is only as good as the people (and the number of people) who use it. The more people across your organization understanding and participating in the program, the more successful it will be.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Environment Health Safety IoT Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:45:00 +0000 49591 at <p>There are a number of technological innovations that can help EHSQ professionals achieve employee engagement. The best of these technologies go beyond just&nbsp;automating manual tasks to&nbsp;delivering value by driving&nbsp;new behaviors.</p> Thinkstock Going Mobile: Improving Inspections and Lockout/Tagout <div class="field-byline"> By Todd Grover </div> <div class="field-deck"> In today's need-it-now world, having instant access to information seems to have become a mandate. But how does it figure in to lockout/tagout? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Thanks to safety compliance management software, vital workplace safety information immediately is accessible on mobile devices. Safety compliance software helps provide consistent and timely identification of hazardous conditions, collects and stores related information and allows for resolution of critical issues to improve the management of risk to protect the workforce and employers &ndash; all from the palm of your hand.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OSHA Safety IoT Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:40:00 +0000 49461 at Getting the Most from Wearables: 6 Tips <div class="field-byline"> By Rachel Michael </div> <div class="field-deck"> How choosing the right technology can improve safety and work processes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>From exoskeletons to biometric and GPS monitoring devices, employers across numerous industries are jumping in and gearing up to make significant investments in wearables.</p> <p>While the lure of these evolving technologies is undeniable, the costs of purchasing and implementing wearables can be substantial. Without careful planning, wearables might not deliver either the anticipated results or a meaningful ROI.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Industrial Hygiene Safety IoT Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:19:00 +0000 49441 at <p>In collaboration with human resources, risk management, legal and other functions, EHS professionals can play a key role in helping their firms develop and implement successful strategies for acquiring and deploying wearable technology.</p> Beacons and the Internet of Industrial Things: A New Tool to Enhance Worker Safety <div class="field-byline"> By Raghu Arunachalam and Scott Jubeck </div> <div class="field-deck"> Bluetooth beacons are transforming how businesses interact with their customers and employees. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you visit one of the 28 Major League ballparks that have deployed beacons, your smartphone can guide you to your seat or give you a customized coupon to the team store. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Guggenheim museums in New York are deploying beacons to enhance the visitor experience too. Curious about the artist? Just open your smartphone app and, based on your location in the museum, the artist&rsquo;s biography appears on your smartphone.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industrial Hygiene Safety IoT Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:45:00 +0000 49271 at Artificial Intelligence: What’s To Come for EHS… And When? <div class="field-byline"> Murray Ferguson </div> <div class="field-deck"> Artificial intelligence is an extremely broad subject, but there are some fundamentals that will become common terms as the AI revolution gathers pace, and they’re pretty relevant to EHS. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is a concept already embedded in our day-to-day lives. Your smart phone? AI. Google&rsquo;s algorithm? AI. Your email spam filter? AI. When we speak about AI, it&rsquo;s easy to jump to thoughts of the Terminator movies or i-Robot, but is this really a vision of where technology is heading?</p> <p>AI is an extremely broad subject, but there are some fundamentals that will become common terms as the AI revolution gathers pace, and they&rsquo;re relevant to EHS.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership IoT News Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:53:00 +0000 47291 at <p>Google&#39;s Lexus RX 450H Self Driving Car is seen parked on Pennsylvania Ave. on April 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Google has logged hundreds of thousands of miles testing its self-driving cars around the country.</p> Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images IoT: Reducing Back Injuries and Costs, Improving Productivity <div class="field-deck"> Back injuries account for 20 percent of workplace injuries in the United States, UK and Australia and thanks to technology utilizing the Internet of Things and big data, one company was able to find solutions to some of its challenges. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href=";utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=201602ViSafeWhitepaper" target="_blank">Medical device company dorsaVi Ltd. has released a white paper</a> that examines the impact of workplace back injuries and the efforts of construction company VINCI Construction UK to objectively assess high risk tasks with hard data.</p> <p>Work-related injuries are a $250 billion problem in the United States, with lower back injuries accounting for nearly 20 percent of workplace injuries across the US, UK and Australia.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Health Safety IoT News Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:16:00 +0000 47261 at Worker Safety Intelligence at the Edge <div class="field-deck"> Cleo Cabuz, Ph.D., vice president of engineering for Honeywell Industrial Safety, explains how the intersection of the Internet of Things and the worker will push the edge of safety and productivity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While &ldquo;wearables&rdquo; &ndash; sensors and personal monitoring systems that indicate when a worker is being exposed to unhealthy doses of hazardous substances &ndash; are not new, they do continue to evolve and improve. A prototype recently showcased by Honeywell Industrial Safety and Intel gives a whole new meaning to technology when it comes to worker safety and productivity.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industrial Hygiene Protective Clothing Respirators Safety IoT News Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:11:00 +0000 44421 at The Internet of Things Comes to Safety <div class="field-deck"> Honeywell and Intel unveil a wearable, connected safety solution for industrial workers and first responders. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Honeywell and Intel have joined forces to create and demonstrate a prototype of a personal, connected, safety solution for industrial workers and first responders that could reduce workplace injury and improve productivity. The prototype was shown at Intel&rsquo;s Internet of Things (IoT) Insights Day Nov. 3 in San Francisco, an annual showcase featuring innovative IoT hardware and software in development by Intel and partnering companies.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> PPE Safety IoT News Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:14:00 +0000 43961 at <p>According to Honeywell and Intel, the prototype provides safety intelligence that reduces worker injuries and prevents loss of life from &ldquo;man-down&rdquo; scenarios, improving productivity and reducing equipment failures.</p> Honeywell The New Frontier: Preparing for the Surge of Wearable Technology in the Workplace <div class="field-byline"> By Tracy L. Moon Jr. </div> <div class="field-deck"> The business use of wearable-technology devices such as glasses, barcode readers and high-definition cameras is in the early stages, but it likely will expand beyond what we can imagine today. Are you ready? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Wearable technology is a new frontier that employers and safety professionals must prepare to address. &nbsp; While the business use of wearable-technology devices such as glasses, barcode readers and high-definition cameras is in the early stages, consumer devices such as fitness watches, Google glasses and Apple watches are being sold or soon will be available to the general public for purchase.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety IoT Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:34:00 +0000 37281 at