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The Exciting World of Safety Wearables: Protect Your People

May 8, 2024

By: Gen Handley, Contributor Our world is more dependent on technology than ever—particularly when it comes to occupational safety. A major reason for that is the simple importance of connectivity, as well as a healthy communication culture where employees are actively engaged in work safety and in choosing the technology and devices that help monitor and protect…


Harnessing Wearable Technology: Revolutionizing Heat Safety Across Industries

May 8, 2024

By: Nick Hernandez, Contributor In today’s modern climate, global temperatures are on the rise. Therefore, the threat of heat-related illness looms large, particularly in industries such as oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, and manufacturing. Beyond mere discomfort, heat exposure poses significant health risks to workers in these sectors, where extreme heat is often part of the…


Connected Safety: Five Steps to Drive a Smooth Transition

March 26, 2024

By: Ealat Chaachouh, Contributor Never has the industrial workplace seen such a rapid digital transformation, giving rise to a new generation of cloud-connected safety devices to keep workers safe on the job. 74% of organizations consider digital transformation a top priority. Building on advances in automation, communication and analytics, today’s wearables for gas detection and…


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…


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…


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…


Blackline Safety Wins Two Product Awards for G6 Single-Gas Wearable

April 19, 2023

Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX: BLN), a global leader in connected safety technology, today announced its recently launched G6 single-gas detector has been recognized for innovative product design by Red Dot, and for outstanding product development in the area of industrial hygiene by Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S). “The Red Dot award validates the user-centered approach we took when…


RealWear Advances Full Productivity Platform for Frontline Professionals

March 30, 2023

Today RealWear Launches RealWear Connect, RealWear App Marketplace, and Developer Toolkit Today RealWear, the pioneer of assisted reality wearable solutions for frontline industrial professionals, launched three new products to advance its drive to become the de facto productivity platform for frontline professionals and its partners. The new products include: RealWear App Marketplace RealWear App Marketplace…


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…