Smart Innovators: Worker Safety Technology

Published 31 March 2017 by Trevor Bronson
EHS Mobile Apps EHS Software Environment, Health & Safety Industrial Wearables Worker Safety Smart Innovators

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Executive Summary

Until recently, workplace health and safety professionals have not traditionally pushed the technological envelope. From an entry-level safety specialist to a seasoned vice president of EH&S, most would agree that safety professionals from the past 20 years would be broadly classified as technology laggards. Now, due to a number of factors such as changing demographics, advances in the capabilities of technology, a growing number of connected devices, and new demands on safety professionals themselves, the paradigm is shifting. This Verdantix report takes a closer look at the most innovative technologies altering the safety management landscape, including predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, safety beacons, wearable devices, site sentinels and drones. 

Table of contents

Smart Innovators: Worker Safety Technology
New Responsibilities Generate The Need For More Advanced Safety Technologies

Introducing The Worker Safety Technology Market
Nine Solution Categories Define The Shape Of The Worker Safety Technology Market

Innovation In Worker Safety Technology Enable A Myriad Of Safety Management Improvements
Innovations In Big Data, Analytics And User Interfaces Infuse Worker Safety Enterprise Apps
Mobile Apps And Devices Add New Safety Management Techniques Beyond Desktop Capabilities
A New Wave Of IoT Safety Devices Points To A Future Of Tactical Investments In Safety Technology

The Impact Of Innovative Worker Safety Technologies Is Dependent On A Number Of Factors
The Maturity Of Worker Safety Technologies Varies From Experimental To Early Majority

Table of figures

Figure 1. Worker Safety Technology Definitions
Figure 2. Worker Safety Technologies Categorization
Figure 3. Worker Safety Technology Vendors
Figure 4. Worker Safety Technology Adoption Stages

Organisations mentioned

3DR, ActiveBlu, AECOM, Airsweb, American Petroleum Institute, Amey, Anglo American, Apple, ArchAerial, Arte Group, Autodesk, Balfour Beatty, Bartec-Pixavi, Bechtel, BNSF, British Airways, CH2M, Chevron, CMO, Dakota Software, DAQRI, DNV GL, ECOM, Enablon, Ericsson, European Maritime Safety Agency, Exloc, ExxonMobil, Federal Aviation Administration, Fire Department of New York, Fitbit, Flyability, FW Builders, Garmin, GE, Gensuite, GKN, Google, Heddoku, Honeywell, HTC, Huawei, Human Condition Safety, Index Ventures, IHS, Illumiti, Intelex, Kinetic, Lear Construction, Martek Marine, Medgate, Mitratech, Mortenson Construction, MySafety, MyZone, NeoSystems, Network Rail, Nokia, Nord Safety, Oculus, Optech4d, Osterhout Design Group, ProcessMAP, QinetiQ, Questback, Realwear, Rivo Software, SafeTec, Safety Changer, Safety Compass, SafetyCulture, SafetyTek, SAI Global, SAP, Shell, SiteZone, Smart Cap, SmartSite Safety, Soar Solutions, Sphera Solutions, Stanford University, StaySafe App, Stork, Strongarm Tech, ThunderMaps, Toyota, Turner, UL, United Safety, Vareli Tecnac, VelocityEHS, Visijax Limited, VR Safety, Workforce Alpha, Zayfti

About the author

Trevor Bronson

Industry Analyst

Trevor is an Industry Analyst in the EHS Technologies practice group covering all things EHS software including vendor strengths and weaknesses, growth strategies, market characteristics, and general best practice for use. His current agenda is focused on helping EHS technology vendors find success, and helping corporate EHS teams enhance EHS management systems via best practice and a optimized use of available EHS solutions. Trevor has been with Verdantix for more than three years, and previously worked on EHS teams at Tesla Motors and PPL Corporation. He holds a degree in Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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