Rapid innovation in technology is impacting every corner of business operations—and workplace safety is no exception. Advances in nanotechnology, robotics, data analytics, video, and telecommunications are enabling employers to improve workplace safety in a variety of ways, such as better monitoring employees’ health, reducing physical stress, and keeping personnel out of harm’s way. In addition to protecting workers, safety technology can help boost employee morale, reduce turnover, and control business insurance costs.
Virtually any company can benefit from investments in workplace safety technology. Businesses with physically intense operations—such as construction, transportation and warehousing, and farming—may see the greatest benefits from the following four types of safety tech.
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