Innovative EH&S Technologies For Your 2017 Roadmap

Published 5 January 2017 by David Metcalfe &
Environment, Health & Safety Tech Roadmap

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Executive Summary

The EH&S technology market has expanded in the past five years resulting in a new wave of innovative technologies in 2017 which covers intrinsically safe mobile devices, radio frequency data tags, beacon-based communications systems, software applications and digital personal protective equipment (PPE). This report helps EH&S leaders in industrial firms understand the usage capabilities of the emerging 2017 EH&S technologies and identify the most relevant EH&S technology to adopt. Verdantix analysis finds that EH&S leaders should develop a five-year EH&S technology investment roadmap; appoint an innovation expert to identify, assess and recommend technologies; and focus investment on integrated systems.

Table of contents

Innovative EH&S Technologies For Your 2017 Roadmap

EH&S Leaders Can Enhance Performance By Testing New Technologies
Wearable Sensors To Enhance Worker Safety
Monitoring Systems For Worker Fatigue And Health Risk Assessment
Intelligent Sensor Networks For Hazard Communications
In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems For Safer Driving Behaviour In Fleets
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles For Industrial Inspections And Accident Investigations
Virtual Reality Technology For Immersive Safety Training
Augmented Reality Displays For Enhanced Job Hazard Warnings
RFID Tags For Smarter Chemical Inventory Tracking
Offline-Capable Mobile Apps For Comprehensive Safety Observations And Incident Reports

EH&S Leaders Need A Technology Roadmap To Guide Their Journey

About the author

David Metcalfe


David co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and leads the firm’s research and advisory work on the digitization of Operational Excellence which covers software, systems integration, wearables and drones. Prior to founding Verdantix, David was a Senior Vice President at Forrester Research and Head of Analysis and Forecasting for BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University in Game Theory and Decision Analysis and worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

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