How AI Impacts Workplace Safety Tracking
The prevalence of artificial intelligence in integrated management systems leads to significant reform in business productivity and office management. There are many benefits to AI applications in SHEQ management, and in this blog, we focus on workplace tracking.
Firstly, health and safety management is data-intensive work, comprising of everything from managing employee medical records to safety operational parameters and work quality measurements. This mammoth work gets automated and streamlined thanks to the implementation of SHEQ management software that should be integrated further with critical business processes.
AI represents the undeniable evolution of the SHEQ software, bringing a more intelligent approach to data analysis, event prediction and automated response. Such an example is workplace safety tracking.
Tracking workers with wearable technology becomes assists with the process of overseeing employee data such as vital signs, heart rate, blood pressure, alerting the system to any immediate health and environmental risk, and also to the location of the employee at risk.
OCCX – our Occupational Health and Wellness Management Solution integrates hiring and recruitment, employee occupational health, medical surveillance, medical interventions, employee wellness programs and workplace injury management. This enables health practitioners to track medical trends, manage regulatory compliance and requirements, reduces absences and make more informed decisions on how to improve employee health, productivity and wellness.
AI integration can analyse tracking data and increase the chances of predicting safety risks, musculoskeletal injuries and other workplace hazards, some that may be overlooked by human safety officers.
However, the main benefit of AI-driven safety management is undoubtedly the elimination of human-performed dangerous tasks that incur a higher percentage of injury and fatality risks. In hazardous circumstances and life-risking tasks, such as construction works at high altitudes or deep underground mining, sophisticated drones and robotics can assist with the collection and reporting of data, thus decreasing human error and fatal danger.
In most cases, AI algorithms will become instrumental in the dispatch of warnings even to the most remote workers, reducing or eliminating workplace accidents by a large margin. The applications prompt to faster emergency response, automatic emergency dialling, and the immediate tracking of the accident location.
Overall, technological advances in employee safety and tracking will contribute to the improvement of the organisation’s safety training, which is part of the safety officer’s responsibilities. In conclusion, AI complements and enhances SHEQ management strategies, shifting the role of the SHEQ officer, but that does not mean that health and safety work procedures won’t continue to benefit from human intervention.
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Our health, safety, environment and quality management solution, SHEQX, aggregates SHEQ data in a single auditable database, managing analysis and reporting effectively.