Safety Technology encompasses all the new technologies now being applied to workplace safety: mobile apps, wearables, machine sensors, cloud-based software, predictive analytics, 3D printing, robotics, real-time employee monitoring and tracking, PPE tracking with embedded sensors, etc.
Gold Series X-Flo industrial dust collectors safely handle all the fine, fibrous, toxic and combustible dusts. When equipped with a Camfil explosion vent, they offer the highest combustible dust explosion protection in accordance with NFPA and ATEX standards.
Machinery and OEM designers know that building safety into their equipment is a fundamental requirement. To ensure a consistent approach, the ISO 13849 standard provides guidance for machinery control systems that are applied to provide safety functions for machinery.
Pamala Bobbitt, Vice President of Product Marketing at Cority, says, “One of my passions is helping people understand how technology can support, not re-create, their programs.” ISHN asked Bobbitt some questions on how companies are adapting to EHS technology.
In the process industries, poor safety performance has significant business implications. Plants need a comprehensive approach to the safety lifecycle addressing key requirements ranging from HAZOP studies, to operations and maintenance, and finally revalidation with the plant’s historian and maintenance data.
Today’s consumers are no strangers to wireless technology. We can send and share updates with the touch of a finger. Automatic alerts and notifications remind us to pay our bills, lower the thermostat, and even take our medication. So why not apply the same technology to the portable gas monitor industry?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, injuries to hands accounted for nearly 25 percent of all lost-time industrial injuries - a total of 110,000 annually. Seventy percent of those injuries resulted when an employee was not wearing safety gloves, while the other 30 percent of hand injuries occurred while an employee was wearing the wrong kind of gloves.
ISEA – the International Safety Equipment Association – is moving forward with a connected worker task group of member companies -- all safety equipment manufacturers -- to decide what actions are needed to ensure and advance safety in the broad, rapidly expanding field of connected worker devices.
Among the articles in the May 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we talk to some EHS experts on the state of the safety industry amid the pandemic, detail the benefits of a Respiratory Protection Program, look at how portable gas monitor technology has evolved, and much more.