In 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) empowered miners with a new wearable device according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NIOSH researchers have documented that a continual personal dust monitor has created a 90% decrease in dangerous levels of dust for miners reducing pneumoconiosis (black lung).
Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs are a cornerstone of business for any manufacturer as they seek to maintain compliance, mitigate environmental impacts, improve worker health and safety, and ultimately save lives. Best Practices on EHS management also show us that EHS also plays an enormous role in achieving overall Operational Excellence and end-to-end sustainability.
An era of remarkable innovation is underway. We’re looking at the advent of brand-new technologies called “Wearable Computers”. Wearable computers, also known as body-borne computers or wearables, are defined as“miniature electronic devices that are worn by the bearer under, with or on top of clothing.”