As industry gets ready for a new kind of workplace safety, it's important to stay up on all the trends and technology advances. At Corvex we're keeping an eye on great articles and news in the world of workplace safety. For that reason we'll be starting each month with the "best of" the previous month's workplace safety news. The following includes a short article summary plus a link for your convenience. Enjoy!
Nationwide Survey Reports Strong Interest in Connected Safety Technology Nationwide commissioned Edelman to conduct a survey of over 1,000 business owners this past April, with some startling results. Although nearly a third of those surveyed reported they're using connected technologies to address workplace safety issues, 51% did not employ a safety professional and 38% did not do regular safety training. Read more about Nationwide's survey results here.
Mobile Apps and the Safety Industry David Blaza from Informa's power and manufacturing group was a first-timer to June's Safety 2018 conference from ASSP. Corvex Connected Safety also appeared at the conference in San Antonio for the first time and we were happy to make Blaza's list of the top 13 mobile apps in safety today. See the slideshow on the EHS Today site here.
IoT and A Safer Workplace Tech_HQ is a site we follow frequently for their insights into the intersection of technology and operation, and this article focuses on the role of Smart PPE within an industrial environment. In particular, we liked their comments on real time data as a way to focus safety on leading indicators, not lagging ones. Can IoT help support predictive safety analytics? This article takes a stab at answering that question. Read it here.
Corvex Talks to Abby Ferri About the Future of Workplace Safety We hope you didn't miss our talk with safety expert Abby Ferri of the Ferri Group last month. In it, Ferri describes how she "fell" into safety why it's fascinated her ever since, and the improvements we need to make within the safety industry. Ferri understands the role of digital transformation in moving safety forward. Her perspectives really are enlightening. In case you missed it the first time around, here's a link to the blog.
Leadership and Workplace Safety Without the right mindset at the top, safety will never takes its rightful place as an ROI-generator. Nor will it become a vital part of digital transformation. Gloria Gonzalez writes in Business Insurance about the need for a "shift" in the mentality of leaders when it comes to safety, and why leaders need to "stop being addicted to lagging indicators that do not provide valuable insight into workplace safety incidents and understand that a safe workplace is good for business." We couldn't have said it better. Read the full article here.
Safety's Place in the Connected Enterprise Lastly, we're sneaking in this AutomationWorld article from May 26th just because it aligns so well with our mission here at Corvex. In it, workplace safety expert Jeff Winter from Grantek describes the most important part of a connected safety environment - humans. Editor Aaron Hand describes the idea of connected safety and the power of data from connecting people, process, technology and knowledge. Read more of this article on connected workplace safety here.