According to the National Safety Council, in 2018, more than 5,000 workers in the U.S. died at their workplace. In the same year, the expenses on occupational injuries and accidental deaths in the U.S. amounted to almost $171 billion.
To protect employees health and well-being, companies that are taking care of their employees have to transform workspaces. Due to advanced IoT wearables, companies can equip their employees with IoT sensors that control that workforce gear is worn appropriately and provides efficient protection. By tracking entry and exit to the working environment, the system is also able to assess the suitability of workers’ personal protective equipment (PPE). Moreover, by tracking employees’ movement on sites and in case they enter a restricted zone or a zone to which they are not granted access, the IoT system notifies field supervisors.
The most substantial advantages of Employee Safety System
With IoT-connected sensors users monitor confined and hazardous zones and processes, proactively prevent accidents to be happening. Moreover, by correlating sensors' data and environmental data over time, valuable patterns can be identified to better understand past events and mitigate future risks.
With Employee Safety System, companies enhance the overall safety of the workplace, thereby reducing costs on workers' accident compensations and insurance.
By constantly tacking employees their performance, and field location, companies can enhance workforce compliance, adhering to all posed restrictions.
Some additional perks of using Employee Safety System:
Remote Site Monitoring: IoT technology allows to monitor employees and its performance on site, preventing failures, accidents, and other potential problems. The sensor-based software controls that workforce gear is worn appropriately and provides efficient protection. By tracking entry and exit to the working environment, the system is also able to assess the suitability of workers’ personal protective equipment (PPE).
Zoning Management: With IoT, zoning management becomes much easier. As an employee enters a forbidden zone, the IoT system detects it promptly and immediately notifies supervisors, so they can instantly take appropriate measures.
Alerts and Notifications: The system offers an advanced notification system. In case of an emergency situation or when some anomalous activity is detected, users are immediately notified about the occurred situation. Otherwise, the system passively send updates to users, thereby not deterring them from work.