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The opportunity for wearable technology in PPE 26 October 2018

We are all familiar with the way that the internet has changed the way we communicate, work, socialise and play over the last two decades.  The internet is now generating the beginnings of a second seismic shift – the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) which will fundamentally change your workplace as well as your home. ...

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What are the health and safety risks of wearable robotics in the workplace? 08 October 2018

Machines have been helping to make business processes more efficient since the Industrial Revolution, and there is an increasing number of robots entering a growing number of workplaces today. Thanks to advancements in technology, these include wearable robotics, which are worn by human workers to make carrying out certain tasks easier and safer. ...

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Enabling Industry 4.0 through connected safety 05 October 2018

Safety may not be the first application that springs to mind when the fourth industrial revolution is discussed. However, as it continues to transform workplaces across the industries, the way safety is managed is also changing, with even ‘low-tech’ personal protective equipment (PPE) becoming more intelligent. ...

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On-scene HAZMAT response with a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer 03 October 2018

Responders rely first on their knowledge and experience, and then on the tools in their toolkit to keep themselves and the public safe. Chemical scenes can be chaotic and getting actionable information quickly is vital. Unknowns can be incredibly dangerous. Having the right tools in the toolkit and understanding their capabilities is critical to mission success. ...

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Automation and wireless technology are changing the face of personnel protection in hazardous areas 01 August 2018

Advanced wireless gas detection technologies and computerised personal protection equipment solutions are proving transformational in terms of delivering safety, efficiency and cost benefits in on- and offshore industrial worksites. This article from Draeger UK looks at some of the latest personnel protection technologies available for use in the high hazard industries....

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Welcome to PPTex! 31 July 2018

This, the first PPTex supplement within Hazardex, will bring you the latest intelligence on a sector that is seeing runaway growth and is likely to change the way humans operate within hazardous areas and extreme work environments....

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Permits-to-work and safety culture 20 July 2018

Changing employee attitudes to health and safety is an ongoing challenge for high hazard industries, with many organisations still far from achieving a positive and proactive culture in this area. In this article, Simon Olliff of Banyard Solutions looks at the steps required to introduce an effective health and safety culture and the positive role that an automated permits-to-work system can play in achieving this....

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Smart PPE and wearable technology 20 July 2018

Wearable technology is the most exciting development in personal protective equipment (PPE) for many years. It is now becoming available in everyday work life, and offers the prospect of huge benefits to workers worldwide by enhancing existing safety functions. Nigel Day of uvex Safety UK looks at some of the new products coming onto the market that have the capability to transform the world of personnel protective technology....

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Managing portable equipment in hazardous areas 19 July 2018

Hazardous Area Classification and the management of fixed equipment in these areas is a well understood and managed concept in most organisations who carry the associated risks.  This is thanks to the abundance of clear and concise guidance available, including the regulation and approved code of practice. Carolyn Nicholls of RAS asks whether the same can be said, however, for managing portable equipment....

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Lone worker protection 16 July 2018

As the lone working market, and its inherent health and safety risks, grows, Klaus Allion, Managing Director at ANT Telecom, outlines how businesses can dodge a bullet by strengthening their lone worker strategies....

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