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  • Connected workers: bridging the gap between millennials and the ageing workforce

    20 February 2019

    The shifting demographic makeup of the global workforce is posing unprecedented challenges when it comes to catering for workers’ safety requirements, from the millennial generation’s digital needs (1) to the health concerns of increasing numbers of older workers (2). Gene Vena of Honeywell Industrial Safety discusses how connected safety technology can help bridge the gap between generations and improve safety for all. ...

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  • Ensuring PPE compliance through the use of artificial intelligence

    12 February 2019

    The safety of employees in the workplace is integral to any business, and with tighter government legislation, workers are better protected by the law than ever before. Nevertheless, workplace accidents still pose a serious threat to businesses’ financial viability. This article from Cortexica Vision Systems looks at how video monitoring, the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning can help. ...

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  • Ensuring staff safety in site evacuation scenarios through simple management technology

    22 January 2019

    Evacuation drills are considered a nuisance by many as they can disrupt the work day at inconvenient times, and are often met with complacency at the prospect of having to evacuate the building or site, and stand outside for a prolonged period of time. Dan Harding of Sign-In App says that the latest technology can be harnessed to streamline this process and improve site safety. ...

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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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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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