Each month Aware360 publishes the 360, a regular update about the IIoT and real time alerts in order to tell the story of the incredible transformation that is taking place across the world.
This month the focus is on securing the safety of employees, and new innovations to aid in the effort.
WORKING ALONE SAFELY: CONTROLLING THE RISKS OF SOLITARY WORK
A key component of worker safety is to watch out for one another, says Lisa Pogue, a safety and health technical specialist for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
However, lone work presents a fundamental challenge to watchfulness. How can someone watch a colleague’s back if that colleague is working alone and out of sight?
Pogue answers these questions in Working Alone Safely: Controlling the Risks of Solitary Work.
5 THINGS STANDING IN THE WAY OF AUTONOMOUS TRUCKS
Despite technology advances that have increased safety and efficiency, don’t expect to see driverless trucks rolling down the road anytime soon. Here are five reasons why.
MEET THE COBOTS: HUMANS AND ROBOTS TOGETHER ON THE FACTORY FLOOR
Traditionally, industrial robots have been locked behind cages, their heavy bulk and rapid movements making them unsafe for human interaction.
Now, a lighter weight, mobile plug and play generation is arriving on the factory floor to collaborate safely with human workers thanks to advances in sensor and vision technology, and computing power. Read more.
3 NECESSARY STEPS TO NURTURE IOT DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING
With many new opportunities available, QA management must cultivate an understanding of the IoT and how to create software for these connected items. Here are three necessary steps to nurture IoT development and testing (read the article here).
HOW TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FLEET ON THE ROAD
How can employers share key safety messages when their workers are on the road? This can be challenging for trucking and transport employers who can’t always hold a pre-shift meeting. Susan Main explains how. Read more.
Aware360 is at the center of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) revolutions. We provide real-time monitoring solutions that help our customers to not only stay safe but cut costs and improve productivity.