The Internet of Things can be used in different ways within a company. Applications range from projects capable of automating data collection and optimizing processes to reducing costs or facilitating (a lot) corporate daily tasks. But today, we want to talk about safety… At the workplace!
Brazil: second country in the G20 with the highest mortality from work accidents
Data from the Public Ministry of Labor (MPT) indicate that a worker dies by an accident at work or work-related illness every 15 seconds in the world. In the period from 2012 to 2020, more than 21,400 of these professionals were Brazilian – this means that there were 6 deaths for every 100,000 formal jobs.
The numbers are impressive, even more if we think that technology, combined with good work practices within companies, can help to prevent so many accidents, from the lightest to the most serious.
Collecting data from employees and operations and being able to assess all the information in an integrated and real-time way allows companies to make intelligent decisions based on reliable data.
IoT – safer employees in hazardous environments
We’ve already talked a lot about the Internet of Things, you can check all our posts on this link. But how can this technology help with workplace safety? To answer this question, we need to remember EUGENIO, our IoT platform with all the resources your company needs to accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things solutions.
EUGENIO works as a horizontal base for any company’s projects, where customers are able to incorporate end-to-end IoT solutions quickly, securely, and with total governance. So, we decided to unite this practicality with this important point of people’s safety.
With People Safety Badge, workers are safer in all environments, from the least to the most hazardous – for example, in industrial facilities. That’s because employees are equipped with smart badges and tracking technology. The company can monitor the location of employees, monitor well-being in places of greater risk, and employees receive vibration or light alerts when they are heavily exposed to a dangerous situation.
Benefits of the People Safety Badge
It is possible to significantly reduce the number of accidents within companies with the People Safety Badge. In addition to, of course, keeping everyone safe, we want to highlight other benefits of IoT in this regard.:
- Workplace Improvement: By monitoring environments automatically and collecting data in real time, you can gain powerful insights. Thus, managers and leaders are able to update security procedures much more quickly and train employees to minimize incidents.
- Reduction of human errors: With smart badges, employees are alerted when a situation is risky and can then take the necessary measures to avoid any problems. This (drastically) reduces errors.
- Increased productivity:with fewer incidents and more security, operational efficiency increases.
There are a lot of advantages and we could spend hours talking about it, but you got the idea, right? Is technology the main ally of companies in every way and, of course, the Internet of Things? Definitely! Do you want to know how to make your business even more secure? Contact us!