We live in a connected world, where connected devices have helped to create “smarter” experiences in our day-to-day lives.
This connectivity has the potential to truly transform how we work, too.
In fact, industries including oil & gas, chemical production, and construction are leading the way in terms of adopting connected worker technologies within the next two decades.1
But what role does PPE play in driving this connected work transformation?
With a reported 2.8 million workplace injuries and illness as recently as 20192, and an estimated 80 – 90% of those attributed to human error3, PPE must not only help keep workers safe, but also provide the data and insights that can help organizations implement connected, adaptive safety cultures.
The Challenge with Traditional PPE
Despite the millions of workplace injuries, the costs associated with them, and productivity lost because of them, PPE has traditionally remained in the dark, rarely incorporating any technology solution or component that could help to prevent these issues. That is why the future of PPE lies in connected devices that you can rely on to provide the data and insights to help improve worker and worksite safety. This includes facilitating adequate maintenance programs, keeping inspections and records up-to-date, and identifying issues before they pose a risk to workplace safety.
The future of PPE is connected devices.