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EGA extends use of wearable technology to ‘Beat the Heat’ in the UAE summer

August 10, 2023

Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, today announced that the company has expanded the use of Kenzen, a wearable technology platform, to 350 employee volunteers to ‘Beat the Heat’ this summer. Heat-related illness is a hazard for anyone working outside in the UAE summer, and can…

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The Future of Silica Monitoring: Not What It Used to Be

August 1, 2023

By: Patrick Bescoby, Contributor Thanks to major advancements in real-time technology, protecting workers from dangerous silica dust just became simple, easy and much more effective. With new silica monitoring technology, you can now reduce costs, improve business efficiency and save lives—all in real time. Who is at Risk? It is estimated between 40-50 million workers…

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Improving Workplace Safety with Wearable Technology

August 1, 2023

By: Dr. Kevan Orvitz, Contributor In today’s fast-paced and demanding work environments, safety is a top priority. With many hazards, such as heavy machinery, hazardous chemicals and physically demanding tasks, safety managers are responsible for the safety and well-being of their employees. Fortunately, with the emergence of cutting-edge technology, practical solutions are now available to…

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Location Tracking: Integral to Lone Workers’ Safety

August 1, 2023

By: Gen Handley, Contributor In 1887, German physicist Heinrich Hertz first created electromagnetic waves. This was significant for several reasons, but within an occupational-safety context, Hertz’s work is the primary reason we have accurate location tracking through wireless transmissions—whether that’s local wi-fi networks accessible almost everywhere, or cellular GPS and satellite technology that can locate…

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Sensidyne’s Advancements in Air Flow Calibration and Factory Service Programs

July 17, 2023

Sensidyne® is launching a new product called the Gilian® Go-Cal™ Pro air flow calibrator. What are the superior performance benefits for users of this new device? Portability with 1% accuracy is key for most end users – it’s 1% accurate* across the entire range of flow rates: Low 5-600cc/min, Standard 500-5000cc/min, High 3-30LPM. Beyond that,…

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Blackline Safety Expands Manufacturing Capacity to Meet Growing Customer Demand

June 2, 2023

Repurposing existing space will increase company’s production capacity by 30-50% With global demand for its industry-leading connected safety wearables at an all-time high, Blackline Safety Corp. has announced that it has expanded its manufacturing capacity at its Calgary, AB headquarters. The expansion—which is poised to increase Blackline’s production capacity by 30 to 50%—was achieved by repurposing…

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Sensor Technology for Peace of Mind

April 25, 2023

By: Todd Hardwick, Contributor Industrial settings provide ample opportunities to put a worker’s health and safety at risk. In 2021, the most recent data available, there were 5,190 fatal work injuries in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Equipment, policies and procedures need to come together to ensure an overall safe…

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Tablet-Based Hearing Testing

March 28, 2023

We sat down with the folks at Examinetics to discuss the company’s recent launch of a unique hearing conservation solution. Read about their state-of-the-art, tablet-based testing platform and other innovative solutions for hearing protection/conservation. Q. Examinetics recently announced the launch of Salux™, described as an “innovative, tablet-based hearing conservation solution.” Can you tell us more…

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Four Ways Wearable Tech Goes Beyond Safety

March 28, 2023

By: Tom West, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, COSS, Contributor “More than 70% of companies are still stuck in ‘pilot purgatory’” when adopting digital technologies, according to the World Economic Forum. From our perspective, automation efforts frequently stall because they fail to interact with a plant’s most important asset—its people. Connected workers are a massive opportunity to increase…

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2023 Safety Study: Training, PPE, Tech, Safety Culture & More

March 28, 2023

By: Barbara T. Nessinger, Editor-in-Chief In 2022, the RDG Media team, with the help of Market Research Support Consultants, LLC, conducted a study to understand the current and expected usage of various products and services as they applied to safety and material handling. The 2023 Safety Study’s results have helped to provide detailed information on…

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