Back in the Stone Age, when I first began writing about workplace safety and health for ISHN, I almost immediately came across the admonishment that safety and health professionals must “talk management’s language” if they want to get anywhere.
Smart sensors. Convergence of technology. Internet-enabled devices. Analytics and informatics. Wired connectivity. Predictive monitoring. These words were not on the tip of industrial hygienists’ tongues even ten years ago.
On May 7, 2016, a 40-year-old Canton, Ohio, man had just left a family vacation in Walt Disney World in Orlando and was behind the wheel of his Tesla Model S, which he nicknamed “Tessy,” an all-electric compact vehicle that he had put 40,000 miles on in the first nine months he owned it.