Major smartphone vendors and software companies are developing contact tracing technology to assist governments and healthcare providers to understand and slow the infection rate of COVID-19. Most industrial businesses cannot allow employees to take smartphones onto worksites due to their lack of intrinsic safety certification, leaving a contact tracing gap.
Blackline Safety Corp. (TSXV: BLN), a global leader of cloud-connected safety and gas detection solutions, launched a new contact tracing tool for industrial businesses that picks up where smartphone-based solutions leave off. Blackline’s industrial contact tracing makes it easy to proactively monitor a business’ social distancing effectiveness and trace person-to-person contacts if an employee tests positive. Such active measures help to improve employee confidence and morale, knowing that the business has further control over the health and wellbeing of every worker.