In our industry, we are seeing more and more organizations using connected devices and inspection software to conduct inspections to ensure safer workplaces, maintain compliance, and provide real-time insights into worker safety. Connected safety solutions are transforming workplaces, helping workers connect and drive improvements in safety, process automation, and compliance.
Connected devices can cover just about any use case an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) professional may encounter at a job site. According to the Connected Safety Survey from Industrial Scientific and EHS Daily Advisor, the top 5 benefits EHS professionals recognize in connected safety programs are:
- 63% Increased safety and environmental compliance
- 56% Greater visibility into safety data
- 55% Employee monitoring on-site or in the field
- 46% Tracking equipment maintenance and/or repair
- 42% Emergency management
Optimizing Safety with Data-Driven Decision-Making
Connected devices and inspection software are a match made in heaven, changing the game for organizations looking to improve their safety programs. By complementing your connected safety programs with inspection software, you would be incorporating insightful data and measurements that can help uncover some surprising trends, which can be used to optimize safety processes, practices, and policies.
Data on incident locations, common hazards, worker patterns, and more can help spot trends, reveal gaps, drive proactive improvements, and improve decision-making. Access to data from inspection software through connected safety programs helps keep relevant people in the know, improving your safety culture.
Mitigating Risks with Connected Safety Programs and Inspection Software
The Connected Safety Survey also found the hazards that organizations would monitor using connected safety technology, including:
- 56% PPE compliance
- 55% Lone worker safety
- 54% Electrical hazards, including lockout/tagout
- 53% Physical security and/or facility access control
- 51% Fire safety or emergency preparedness
- 40% High noise levels
- 40% Gas and vapor detection
- 37% Exposure (e.g., to heat or cold)
- 31% Airborne particulates
Building a connected safety program isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s also profitable. Worker injuries and deaths cost hundreds of thousands of dollars while preventing those injuries with related safety costs just dollars a day.
Using connected devices and inspection software can help you resolve many safety challenges by providing instant visibility to high risks, allowing you to rely on insights rather than just instincts. By using the data acquired from inspection software, you can also take the guesswork out of corrective actions, preventing future occurrences of the same type of incident.
Our clients use The Checker software for a variety of inspection and monitoring tasks. The benefits they experience include increased visibility into safety, enhanced decision-making, improved compliance, increased productivity, and cost savings. Ask us how you can identify areas of risk and opportunities for improvement through data analysis and insights generated through connected safety programs.