Today we are going through the 4th Industrial Revolution with the introduction of wireless communications, internet, supply chain, predictive maintenance, MES systems, but industry 4.0 also means more worker safety.
We need to provide solutions that can also automate emergency management so as to minimize intervention time and save more human lives.
DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS
An injury causes a significant balance destabilization of the working environment in which it occurs.
Several studies have shown that an injury determines 128 potential negative consequences, of which 55% would paid by the company.
Direct costs: They are immediately visible and measurable. This category includes:
- Health costs for the injured (hospital expenses, medical consultations, rehabilitation, medicines)
- Legal costs (defense, court, any protection, refunds, civ il parties)
- Insurance costs(deductibles coverage, social security, premium increases)
- Costs for damage (machinery, infrastructure, facility, buildings, vehicles)
- Fee Lost production for interruptions caused by accidents (absences, disruptions, etc.)
- Staff costs (lost productivity, disability, etc.
Indirect costs: require an ad hoc study for each case study, and they vary greatly in relation to the company, the type of business and the circumstances of the accident. Some examples are:
- Strikes resulting costs which reduced productivity
- Workforce Extraordinary costs and Substitutions (staff turnover, recovery of production and / or absences)
- Cost of activities investigation, compiling records and reports with the supervisory authorities
- Legal costs (Liability Company extension / resp. administrative 231)
- Damage Image (corporate, commercial, marketing).
- Retraining and recruiting costs if the task of the injured workers are modified; due to the high turnover of staff that always occurs in less safe working environments.
WHAT DOES THE LAW
After performing the risk analysis within the work environment, the employer is obliged to prepare all the necessary security measures to protect the health of workers.
After performing the risk analysis within the work environment, the employer is obliged to prepare all the necessary security measures to protect the health of workers. Analyzing Article. 45 of Decree 81/08 we can see how important it is that their workers are provided with devices able to promptly report an emergency situation such as send an alarm in case of aggression or sudden illness, namely the condition man down.
The employer, in addition to, are obliged to provide the necessary and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (DPI) to the workers, or, as defined dall’art.74 of Legislative Decree 81/08, all equipment designed to be worn and kept to protect him against one or more risks that might endanger the safety or health at work, and any addition or accessory designed to canvas purpose.
Smart Track, Innovative Startup and UNIGE Spinoff, offers a low power and connected “IoT” connected worker system that can:
- check and report the “ground man” condition in closed places without GPS signal
- manage evacuation plans automatically, that is, know in real time the number of people who have reached the collection points and consequently know where they are missing
- Verify the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in real time without the need to install gates
- Integrate existing security solutions (eg access control, video surveillance, etc.)
The solution is based on wearable devices called the WeTAG, which can be interoperable with a network of sensors distributed on the monitored site that allow direct communication (WiFi / LAN) with a central server where Smart Track proprietary algorithms reside.