Forging Industry Association: Shifting the Paradigm: Changing Our Approach to Safety in the Forging Industry
Often, many safety programs approach safety in a reactive manner, using traditional lagging indicators. But recent numbers tell us that reactive approaches don’t work. In 2019, 5,033 workers died on the job. So, how do we shift this thinking around safety and create a safer, smarter, and more efficient workplace?
Even seasoned workers can make mistakes that compromise their safety, but new technology can help alleviate these risks. Everguard CEO Sandeep Pandya explains.
Industrial environments and construction sites will always contain some inherent hazards because of the nature of the work completed. Combine factors like repeated exposure to a job with added pressures of production goals or on-time completion of a project and the opportunity for injury greatly increases. Desensitization is often at the root of an accident, injury, or even fatality. But emerging technology can help avoid the hazard of desensitization in industrial safety.
Everguard CEO, Sandeep Pandya, explains the unique set of challenges that comes with commercializing AI in this Forbes submission.
The most recent National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2019 shows that 5,333 fatal workplace injuries occurred in 2019, the largest annual number since 2007. This startling statistic leads us to ask; Why aren’t efforts to improve worker safety generating a meaningful reduction in workplace injuries?