What’s the connected worker? Like the connected home we’re hearing so much about, the connected worker is workplace equipment (tools, PPE, vehicles) outfitted with sensors to track and report data. The data, transmitted remotely (via the cloud) or directly through docking systems, monitor equipment performance, usage or environmental factors to enhance worker safety and processes (servicing) in place to support it.
Readers may be familiar with connected products (gas detectors servicing alerts) that have been around for many years. This article identifies common connected technology terms, concepts and uses that will be new to a workplace safety environment.