Construction work remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States in 2022. The private sector is hard at work addressing these various dangers in new and exciting ways, most of which incorporate smart technology, with advanced engineering and tried and true solutions from the past.
Regular plant maintenance is essential, but shutdown turnarounds tend to be complicated and expensive. According to the TA Cook industry research organization, 82% percent of turnarounds do not satisfy performance expectations — about half experience delays, and 80% go over budget.
How do employers monitor the health and safety of personnel without encroaching on their privacy and productivity? What’s more, how do you ensure they’re wearing the proper protective gear at all times and also check that they’re utilizing safety protocols and utilities appropriately? The answer lies with wearable devices.
Automation solutions and virtual technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are completely changing the way organizations and manufacturers are now interacting with customers.