Safety Wearables: Good for Business

Written BY

Emily Friedman

August 2, 2021

COVID-19 has added a new dimension to worker safety, but wearables are poised to help. Wearable technology can augment a range of workplace safety efforts, from body-worn sensors capable of increasing workers’ situational awareness to exoskeletons capable of reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and in turn lowering injury costs and absenteeism. Even smart glasses, just by keeping workers heads-up and hands-free, can have a huge impact on employee safety. Check out this video from EWTS 2020 to hear about wearable EHS applications at DOW, AES, Boeing, and more. EWTS 2021 will once again tackle this topic, with an emphasis on returning to work post-pandemic.

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