May 24 2020
By: Terry L. Mathis
The technology available to keep workers safe is exploding. New wearables and mobile apps are not only getting more sophisticated, but less expensive. Today's safety professional needs to be a bit of a techy as well as an expert on regulations and human nature. It is not necessary to understand the underlying technology, but the application.The first step in this process is to clearly define safety risks and holes in our current approaches to accident prevention. The next step is to explore the technologies that can help address these risks and gaps. Then comes the inevitable selling of the idea to those who control budget and IT compatibility. The steps of the prevention process have not changed as much as the potential solutions available. Explore what is out there and see which of them can help you move toward safety excellence.
Terry Mathis, Founder and retired CEO of ProAct Safety, has served as a consultant and advisor for top organizations the world over. A respected strategist and thought leader, Terry has authored five books, numerous articles, videos and blogs, and is known for his dynamic and engaging presentations. EHS Today has named him one of the '50 People Who Most Influenced EHS' four consecutive times. Business leaders and safety professionals seek Terry's practical insight and unique ability to introduce new perspectives that lead to real change.