The Internet of Things is not all about making the production more efficient on the factory floor; it is meant to help in the aid of creating a much safer working environment for the workers.
In the manufacturing industry, the applications on how the internet of things can help in improving processes have been well covered. But for the safety of using IoT, the benefits that the person will get is less discussed. Once the application that shows how IoT solutions can help in preventing risks and accidents by promoting the support of safety, it can predict pattern in the worker’s efficiency on the factory floor. With this in mind, this can reduce the risk of injury.
One of the benefits of these safety solutions – with the emphasis on the safety solutions – have been greatly emphasized in recent years as IoT continues to drive the industrial automation carrying through the digital age. The major benefit is the increased profits for the companies, basing on the more efficient technology and productivity. With this in mind, the IoT that contributes to the safety of the workers can also reduce costs because there will be no fatal injuries that personnel can incur.
Some companies that don’t have proper safety measures can eventually result in compensation to employees, fines, pays for sick leave, and the recovery time of the employees among other additional costs that can incur. In the global market, from 2015 and 2016 the were occurrence of ongoing improvement that is calculated more than 50% of changes to safety directives and standards. The changes in the initial stages of its development are costly to implement. But it will have long-lasting changes and developments because it can bring safety to lives and save companies costs in the long run.
The companies can put safety measures in the production plants for machinery that are being used to prevent unauthorized access and prevent unsafe practices. However, they can be totally ignored by the personnel using it because of the company culture that is being developed towards the production plants about safety regulations. In line with this, poor practice will eventually result in reckless decisions.
Some employment contracts are being paid dependent on the process output rather than by the hour. Eventually, this will result in a sense of urgency because employees should meet their quota. Safety measures that are established can increase the time that needs to be spent on doing a certain task and it some ways it can distract the workers’ work because they work around the safety procedures to save working time.
In conclusion, the internet of things (IoT) can have a positive, increasing impact on influencing companies to conduct safety products and solutions. They can do this by having improved connectivity of safety intelligent devices. These devices can give companies insight about the customer data that can give improvements on how they do and process things, in addition to the core safety features that are being implemented in the companies.