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residual readings are detected and eventually lead to identifying the correct action to reduce risk.
Visual and interactive data is a catalyst for mangers to further understand where VOCs occur to make educated decisions about business operations to limit the duration of exposure for workers. For example, simple adjustments to worker scheduling or protec- tive equipment in response to data analytics can greatly reduce a worker’s risk of long-term health effects. This data is gathered and available within a matter of hours, compared to previous methods that took months or longer before safety professionals were able to identify a problem and develop a solution. This greatly reduces the amount of time between discovery of an issue and the development and implementation of a well-informed solution.
Streamlined Compliance
Ensuring that appropriate regulatory requirements are met should be a priority for all businesses, no matter the industry. In the in- dustrial sector, regulatory requirements are incredibly important in protecting workers on the job and throughout their careers. PID technology makes meeting and maintaining accurate PEL compli- ance easy with cloud-connected technology.
All gas detection and compliance data are automatically up- loaded from connected gas monitors and easily accessed for a live view of an entire team’s compliance status. By using location tech- nology, the location of every gas reading provides context, mak- ing it easy for safety professionals to understand what areas of a site present more exposure risk to workers. Next, it’s easy to review
data for each worker exposed to different levels of VOCs as well as the duration of the exposure. From there, they can even deduce who else might have been exposed within the area, regardless of whether they were wearing PID sensors.
Historically, PID sensors have been expensive for companies to deploy across a large workforce, as every device used to cost several thousand dollars. However, as technology advances and companies across industry continue to prioritize workplace safety, businesses are adding affordable PID sensors into their safety programs. Do- ing so is an investment in connected technology that pays divi- dends through economies of scale.
As more workers are equipped with PID monitoring, busi- nesses are seeing enhancements in safety, reductions in time spent on compliance reporting and overall increases in productivity. In addition to these benefits, implementing cutting edge safety tech- nology is an important part of remaining a competitive employer as the industry continues to prioritize comprehensive worker safety and wellbeing.
Lohrasp Seify is a data scientist for Blackline Safety, and is responsible for assuring the end-to-end integrity and growth of Blackline’s analyt- ics platform, including development of the data pipline, from capture to delivery. He also manages the development of statistical and ma- chine learning models to predict device, sensor and human behavior over time to increase efficiency and safety. Lohrasp graduated from the University of Calgary with a bachelor’s degree in physics and as- tronomy and earned a master’s degree in atomic/molecular physics.
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