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 is the CEO of Verdantix and co-founded the firm in 2008. Based on his 20 years of experience in technology strategy and research roles he provides guidance on digital strategies to C-level executives at technology providers, partners at private equity firms and function heads at large corporations. His current focus is on helping clients understand their market opportunity tied to ESG investment trends and their impact on corporate sustainability strategies. During his 12 years running Verdantix – including 4 leading the New York office – he has helped dozens of clients grow their businesses through fund raising, acquisitions and international growth. David was previously SVP Research at Forrester and Head of Analysis & Forecasting at BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and also worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

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