Corvex CEO Ted Smith authored an article on the state of safety's digital transformation in a recent issue for IEN, a publication that provides the latest news and information on products, components and equipment. The article discusses the steps organizations must take to achieve the true benefits of a transformed, connected safety environment. We've included an excerpt here with a link to the rest of the article.
How Digital Technologies Can Transform Plant SafetyConnected, data-driven safety systems can offer a quicker impact and stronger ROI
by Ted Smith, CEO
When it comes to digital transformation, organizations’ evolution may vary due to industry complexities, the availability of supportive technology, process sophistication and a host of other factors. Regardless of the industry, workplace safety is a component of most company operations where digital transformation has been more challenging to realize. Even some of the most digitally advanced organizations have been slow to adapt to newer technologies where safety is concerned, even though the benefits of connected, data-driven safety systems are fairly well-accepted.
The fact of the matter is that most safety programs are still based on historical, top-down data and paper processes. Although knowledge of past incidents and accident prevention practices based on that knowledge are important, this traditional approach has plateaued in terms of improvements to safety metrics and return on investment. Even organizations with a strong safety culture still face challenges engaging workers in their own safety, let alone providing managers with the right information to enable preemptive safety processes.
Read the rest of the article on the IEN site here.