How IoT Can Bolster Your Health & Safety Strategy
As an longtime provider for heavy industry, we know that health and safety can sometimes take a backseat to other priorities – in the world of Industrial IoT, a lot of focus falls on cost savings and reducing inefficiencies, but few people realize that IoT Solutions can be applied to enhancing health & safety measures throughout your job-sites & offices.
Here, we’ll showcase some ways Latium is helping improve safety using the latest in Sensory Technology and Real-Time Data.
What is Industrial IoT (IIoT)?
The Industrial Internet of Things is where assets, objects, devices, and even people are connected using sensors for the purposes of exchanging data. This data is used to identify areas for improvement, enabling decision makers to make more strategic decisions.
For some more information about implementing IoT technology, click here.
Here is a list of the use cases that Latium’s IoT technology has been applied to…
1. Oxygen & Gas Sensors
If there is a gas leak in your job-site or office, you need to know about it immediately. That’s why Latium has developed a wireless Oxygen sensor that can monitor the air quality of your job sites, sending immediate alerts to supervisors and safety experts if O2 levels drop.
2. Noise Monitoring
These days, hearing protection on job-sites is becoming a leading priority among health & safety professionals – and with good reason. Not only is it important for the well-being of staff, it’s also becoming increasingly legislated.
Latium has developed a configurable noise capture sensor, designed to measure the precise decibel reading from your workplace or job-site. If the noise level reaches above the predetermined threshold, an alert can be sent to supervisors to ensure that everyone is wearing their PPE.
3. Worker ID Tracking
When it comes to emergency situations, time is of the essence – HSE Managers need to be able to account for all personnel on site as quickly as possible when responding to an incident.
With wearable worker ID Tracking, you can get a real-time account of all worker locations on a job-site, with helpful map visualizations to showcase specific worker locations.
4. Vehicle & Equipment Monitoring
The concept of in-vehicle monitoring & telematics is nothing new, especially to HSE Managers – after all, having an account of driver/operator behavior coupled with real-time alerts has proven results in curbing bad habits like speeding, seat-belt use, and more.
However, our team has added another level of insight to help take your vehicle & equipment monitoring to the next level.
By pairing in-vehicle monitoring with integral worker ID/certification data, we can provide site managers with an account of: who is operating what equipment AND whether or not they are certified to be operating that specific piece of equipment, enabling you to make actionable decisions based on real-time data!
5. Worker Proximity & Contact Tracing
In a post-COVID world, health & safety has taken on a whole new meaning with factors like social distancing and contact tracing.
The Latium team has you covered, thanks to our new proximity sensor that will send both an audible alert if employees are standing within the recommended 6 feet, as well as logging the interaction to help with contact tracing measures after the fact.
These are just a few examples of IoT Technologies in action – but the list doesn’t have to stop there.
Thanks to Yonder’s sensory agnostic capabilities, we’re always pushing the limits of what you can accomplish on your job-sites.