Worker safety is a top priority for organizations across many industries, particularly in remote or hazardous environments – it’s estimated that businesses in the US alone paid $163.9 billion on workplace injuries in 2020.
Internet of Things (IoT) technology could be the answer. Modern devices are capable of enhancing worker safety across even the most hazardous of settings – but only when the information being collected by devices can be reliably moved to those responsible for keeping workers safe.
Whether it’s a remote wind construction project or maintenance of assets on a broadacre farm, understanding conditions can be critical to keeping a workforce safe.
So how can IoT enhance worker safety, and how important is reliable connectivity for the successful deployment of these technologies?