3 Trends Transforming Industrial Safety And Health

3 Trends Transforming Industrial Safety And Health

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Monday, September 13, 2021

Industrial safety and health are improving as a result of technological developments in machinery and equipment.

Fremont, CA: New safety concerns are being created as a result of innovations in machinery and equipment, and new approaches to safety are being developed. As a result, it is critical for a business to keep up with some of the most recent industrial safety and health trends to stay ahead of the curve.

Here are three trends that are transforming industrial safety and health:

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Everyone working in workplace safety and health understands the need for personal protective equipment (PPE). Smart PPE is being developed due to technological advancements that will be more proactive in monitoring a worker's health. Wearables, for example, can track an employee's heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital indications, as well as their sweat level and the number of steps they've taken throughout the day. Further advancements could monitor a person's weariness, making it easier to organize shifts, breaks and alerting management when someone is too weary to work.

Worker health

Recently, there has been an expansion in activities to monitor and enhance the health and well-being of employees when they are not on the clock. More businesses are recognizing that what employees do in their spare time impacts their work performance. They can be less productive at work and are more likely to have an accident if they are overtired or do not live a healthy lifestyle. Companies are increasingly encouraging or motivating their employees to pay close attention to their overall health and are doing everything to support such efforts.

Mental health awareness

The days of ignoring or dismissing mental health concerns are finally coming to an end. Mental diseases are now being taken seriously for the first time. More businesses are figuring out how to track their employees' mental and emotional health, and this trend is expected to progress in the coming years. It's a good idea for businesses to include mental health issues in their standard safety training. Employees should be taught how to recognize indicators of mental distress in themselves and their coworkers. They should also be encouraged to come out and tell a manager or supervisor if they are having mental health issues, just as they would if they were suffering from a physical ailment.

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