There’s a lot of discussion about “emerging technologies,” such as smart sensors, drones, cloud computing and mobile applications. But what many EHS and operations professionals fail to realize is that they already have powerful connected solutions close at hand.
Whether you are responsible for worker safety or operations management, you understand the complexities of managing workers, safety, and production while continuing to strive for operational excellence. Recently, you probably faced unscheduled shutdowns and consequently will engage in unscheduled start-ups. These are challenging times that require attention to process and safety management systems to prevent incidents.
You’re not alone in this challenge. EHS professionals who don’t embrace all of the connected solutions available to them often find themselves in the dark when it comes to identifying and mitigating hazards and improving how people and equipment are performing.
Connected Solutions Amplify Worker Safety
In this May 12 EHS Today webinar, “Your EHS 4.0 Survival Guide: Digital Transformation with New Technologies,” experts from Intelex Technologies, Predictive Solutions and Industrial Scientific will share how connected solutions (also known as EHS 4.0) can amplify worker safety and contribute to production goals.
Join Elie Mouzon, Chief Strategy Officer at Intelex Technologies, who will talk about the history and evolution of safety management systems and offer a definition of EHS 4.0. He will explain how software and technology can be used to leverage all the data you collect to fuel your safety management system and production goals.
Mouzon will be joined by Raghu Arunachalam, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Industrial Scientific Corp., who will explain how workplace monitoring has evolved from simple warning devices to technology that monitors and collects data that provides insight into workplace conditions and employee health in real time. Nick Bernini, Director, Predictive Analytics for Predictive Solutions Corp., will discuss leveraging EHS and operational data to drive prediction and how to use leading and lagging indicators (investigations, root cause analysis, CAPAs) to formulate prescriptions to prevent incidents moving forward.
Prevention, Not Just Prediction
“I don’t want to predict something I can’t prevent,” explains Mouzon. “People don’t want to be simply told that they have a high risk of getting sick. They want to know what they should do in order to avoid getting sick. It is like leaving the doctor’s office without a prescription. It is not about predicting the incident, but rather about prescribing the actions to put in place in order to prevent the incident from occurring.
Mouzon points out that operational data provides great insight that could be used to better predict incident occurrence. EHS data, on the other hand, (incident investigation, root cause analysis, risk assessment and CAPAx), provides the best practices and actions to mitigate the risk.
“Symptoms can be found in operational data and prescriptions are extracted from EHS data,” says Mouzon. “Combining both in real time represents the perfect vaccine and response to EHS risks. This is what EHSQ 4.0 is all about!”
Participate in this webinar and learn how to:
- Track and collect data in order to mitigate everyday hazards your employees face.
- Connect various technologies to your broader EHSQ programs and corrective actions.
- Manage compliance better and more efficiently.