Connected Safety Solutions to Improve Worker Well-being

Connected safety solutions within gas detection programs remove the risk of relying just on human senses within hazardous environments and utilize technology in a meaningful way to maintain worker safety while gathering relevant data for future planning. By doing so, you increase safety for your workers, gain useful data to make crucial decisions and save money over time. 

The number one reason why companies implement connected safety technology in their gas detection programs is because of safety for their employees and the work site. Handling toxic gases for operations can lead to potential leaks, whether it’s in the storage room or in the process. Some gases may have distinct characteristics that can be detected through the human sense, however, the concentration of the gas is unknown. Some gases are not detectable through our senses, creating a greater risk of exposure and serious health effects. To ensure the safety of all workers, having a connected safety system allows workers to track where the device and user are located, the conditions of the area and in emergency situations, allows others to be aware of the situation they are approaching to make insightful choices on what to do next. 

Whether it’s an emergency or just reviewing your safety program for improvements, utilizing meaningful data helps managers and workers make critical decisions. By downloading and reviewing event logs, managers can identify problematic locations within the site and look for solutions to reduce the risk of incidents. Another feature is utilizing the data to improve worker productivity. See where workers encounter slowdowns when traveling across your site to prevent causing delays and optimize work zones and project timelines. 

Lastly, companies can’t afford to have worker injuries or maintenance projects that will lead to downtime for operations. Loss of time will impact the overall financials of the business. By reviewing gas detection data, companies are able to identify where gas

hazards most often threaten workers, then prioritize maintenance projects in those areas. Another point of view is that worker injuries and deaths cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, while preventing those injuries with connected safety solutions costs just dollars a day in the long run.

With real-time safety tracking, emergency response tools, and data-based insights, connected safety solutions is the technology that offers companies and managers the support and expertise needed to create a safe workplace. Otis Instruments offers a connected safety solution through Otis Link’s telemetry and automation & controls outlets. 

Otis Link automation & controls systems provide a modernized AWS secured cloud communication system capable of tracking and delivering data in real time, sending alerts via email or SMS text message. Connecting the user to assets via wired or wireless configurations, the user can efficiently and effectively access and control equipment remotely. Otis Link telemetry systems provide cloud-based remote industrial equipment monitoring devices and related data services. Otis Link devices send alarms by email and SMS text message, along with real-time data viewable on an easy-to-use website. Connecting the user to assets via wired or wireless configurations, the user can view and manage their equipment effectively. Both connected safety solutions are ideal for a variety of applications and industries. Another benefit, both systems ideally integrate with existing Otis products, but can be used with other systems. 

Safety is our top priority, which is why Otis Instruments also offers a variety of Wired and WireFree easy-to-use, robust and configurable gas detectors. Made in the USA, our high-quality products are capable of detecting both toxic and non-toxic gases for diverse applications. If you would like more information about our connected safety solutions via Otis Link or would like assistance regarding gas detection for your application, contact our team today.