High-tech safety tools for new decade

IN this new decade, occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals have a lot to consider, from demographic changes and new regulations to innovative technology and medical advancements.

New technologies and methods to improve the safety of construction sites need to be implemented. They could be software-based, particularly in the form of safety management systems. They could be hardware-based, incorporating the use of sensors and wireless devices to connect both machines and personnel into a common system (the so-called Internet of Things). They could be based on predictive data or artificial intelligence or ergonomic devices.

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