Preventing workplace injuries has been a goal of safety and business professionals for some time now. Nearly a century ago, occupational injury prevention was mainly done by protecting workers through various forms of PPE. Over time, injury prevention evolved to a more proactive state through the use of detection devices that could alert workers to hazards so that safety incidents could be avoided. Both of these practices are effective and key components of occupational injury prevention programs today.
However, many people believe these two strategies are not sufficient and will not get us to a zero injury state. Simply put, we are still experiencing significant levels of workplace injury and fatality rates. Many of these same folks who believe in the limitations of PPE and detection-based strategies are turning to advanced safety analytics to predict and prevent workplace injuries. There is clear evidence to suggest it can help us break through to a new level of injury reduction. Read the full article here.