H & S Tech Week
All this week we are featuring e-zine articles on the the many ways that technology can be employed to support safety and health in the workplace.
Transforming health and safety with AI
In the first of this week’s articles on H & S Tech, Kathy Oxtoby writes in the IOSH Magazine about the many ways that AI can be employed to support safety and health in the workplace.
The role of digital tech
According to EU-OSHA there are two key overarching approaches of digital OSH monitoring systems. The first is a proactive approach that seeks to prevent harm and, more broadly, promote health. The second is a reactive approach that focuses on the response to accidents and emergencies.
Their article covers the role that technology plays when organisations are looking at mitigating risk.
Facilitating workplace AI systems
Many H & S professionals have concerns about implementing artificial intelligence systems in the workplace. This four-page EU-OSHA policy brief accepts these concerns and covers how to successfully minimise organisational changes.
One section looks at emerging OSH risks and makes some recommendations. Reading the brief sets the context for developing an effective strategy for implementing a new technology that can benefit both workers and their employers.
Robots and worker safety
This EU-OSHA article covers 8 case studies from a variety of industries on integrating collaborative robots with worker safety.
In all cases the concept has been to automate tasks in workplaces, paying special attention to its impact on the safety and health of workers.
- sawmill production; assembly lines and industrial manufacturing;
- sewing in the automotive industry;
- palletising and de-palletising;
- smart automations in steel manufacturing;
- advanced robotics in plastic products manufacturing;
- AI in medical diagnostics;
- And automating livestock manure cleaning.
There is something of interest for all H & S professionals.
H & S and Cybersecurity
Thought cybersecurity had nothing to do with H & S? Think again. This EU-OSHA looks at incorporating occupational H & S in the assessment of cybersecurity risks. All H & S personnel have a role to play and reading the article (13 pages) will at the very least give you a context of where both disciplines overlap.