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OHS and the internet of things – what’s next?

OHS and the internet of things – what’s next?

Technology is changing occupational health and safety, says Eben Illingworth from Velrada

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While occupational health and safety (OHS) responsibilities may have a multitude of variations in the manufacturing, industrial, utilities or resources sectors the technology to allow seamless information flows and real-time analysis remains a common thread.

According to a blog post by Eben Illingworth, marketing director for Velrada, the new technology available to monitor, measure and control workplace hazards and the rapid development of consumer-driven technologies, is enabling OHS Reps to leverage the internet of things (IoT) to assess risk and limit exposure to a wide variety of potentially harmful conditions.

“By using smartphones and other hand-held devices, field teams can access everything onsite, from pre-start checklists to OHS regulations,” Illingworth says. “OHS officers can now immediately analyse information in the field, access the required systems and processes and make immediate decisions on the spot, with the ability to remotely monitor multiple workers in real time and be alerted when risk exposure levels become significant or excessive.”

Read the blog post in full here.

Eben Illingworth is marketing director for Velrada, an Australian Microsoft Gold Partner offering transformational business solutions for the resources, industrial/manufacturing, home/health care and government sectors. Velrada is now a member of Microsoft’s AI Inner Circle programme

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