Even as companies are just now realizing the full array of benefits provided by Industry 4.0, there is a new industrial revolution on the horizon that integrates mankind and machine in ways only sci-fi movies once imagined. Industry 5.0 promises a workforce of human and machine collaborators capable of lightning fast efficiency with reduced risk.
An emerging technology trend can help facility managers address the pressure and responsibility to uphold sky-high cleaning standards —automation. Some tasks are best performed by people, while others should be automated, allowing workers to focus on more core-business activities.
The construction industry has long been considered a relatively analog sector. Though there is certainly a great deal of machinery involved, it is still most often associated with hands-on activities. Experts in engineering, building, and architecture applying their talents to creating everything from basic housing to impressive works of art. Yet, just as with almost every area of our contemporary way of life, there are ways advanced digital technology is transforming the construction sector.
Growing productivity has come with an increasing waste problem for manufacturing and heavy industry. The industrial sector produces more garbage than ever, and the task of disposing of it is often difficult, unsafe and inefficient. Failing to manage refuse properly can also come with significant consequences — fines, environmental damage and long-term health problems.
We credit industrial automation with productivity, efficiency, and safety gains, citing manual handling reduction and a reduction in musculoskeletal injury as a first-stage safety benefit. Yet, advanced technologies bring new opportunities for improved worker safety beyond manual handling, requiring an adaptation in our safety thinking.
With 10 million touchpoints in use, firm unveils new name, corporate design, website
October 1, 2021
Nanotouch® Materials, the leading provider of green, self-cleaning surfaces, unveils a reimagined brand identity that includes a new name, corporate design, website and overall look and feel for its market-leading line of products.
In a recent poll we asked EHS professionals: what is your biggest barrier to collecting accurate EHS data? The clear winner was “cultural barriers to data entry” followed by “training of data collectors” which received 39% and 30% of the vote respectively. Culture is a word that is commonly used in the EHS industry and building a safety culture is often a focus of EHS professionals.
ISHN’s multimedia specialist Layan Dahhan speaks with Joseph Boyle, the CEO of TRUCE Software, a company dedicated to providing mobility solutions in the workplace, about the study and mobile device use on the job.
In an age where there are new breakthroughs every day, mitigating hazards can prove difficult when there is little to no research on potential hazards to health, let alone rules and regulations to ensure that organizations are protecting the health and safety of their employees.
Let’s look at how safety and HR professionals can apply AI to a company’s safety initiatives, provide the data necessary for obtaining meaningful results, avoid common pitfalls, and get the answers needed from an AI assistant.