Gone are the days when wearable technology was once considered as the domain of professional athletes and keep-fit enthusiasts. It has evolved and penetrated mainstream consumer market to not only monitor health performance but also safety as well.
The traditional model of feeding large data sets into a machine learning ‘cycle’ to curate intelligence and in its later stages provide us with advice, narrative or point of reference, hangs on the ledge with ‘our’ data sets. But instead of making the often-discussed point on AI topics, let us make the case of biology for automation, a cellular automaton.
Customised EHS software allow businesses and organizations to create data pivots based on their work environment. These so called data pivots are nothing but smaller built-in data ‘flows and interactions’ that can be measured. Measured as per industry prescribed standards and be moulded into what organizations call, standard procedures.
Safety health and environment, within the shell of industries and trade, lies in the throes of operations, maintenance and the labour of managing workplace expectations. While Vision Zero talks to us from the position of authority to manage and mitigate risks for preventing incidents. Yet, India according to latest figures, retains its position among the countries.
EHS challenges to life and livelihoods especially in hazardous sectors i.e. oil and gas, chemicals and construction demands elevated role of safety. The risk present to the frontline workers can sometimes outstrip the behavioural classroom trainings – flexibility from a ‘situational safety standpoint’ is undermined.