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    Purchasing body-worn cameras: 10 top tips

    Body-worn cameras can reduce the risk of violence and threats to staff by providing a deterrent effect and documentary evidence for pursuing aggressors, but it’s important to carefully consider issues like functionality, data storage and user training during the selection process.

    By Alasdair Field, Reveal Media on 13 May 2024

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    Vulnerable workers: protection is key

    From working alone to commuting after hours, workers can be vulnerable to threats, aggression and harassment – but training and the right technology can help.

    By Naz Dossa, Peoplesafe on 13 May 2024

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    AI and worker wellbeing: a new risk for employers

    Data generated by machine learning and artificial intelligence at work looks set to play a huge role in boosting both worker health and safety and business productivity, but it’s vital that workers’ data used for algorithmic processing is handled lawfully, fairly and transparently.

    By David Sharp, International Workplace on 10 May 2024

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    EHS software: a vital tool for improving safety at work

    Environmental, safety and health software can greatly improve the management of EHS risks and bring wider business efficiencies, but it’s essential to select the right system – and ensure everyone buys into its correct and full implementation.

    By Emma Bundy, Yokogawa RAP on 10 May 2024

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    AI: a powerful new tool for managing safety risks

    AI-driven technology is revolutionising the management of occupational safety and health, making it easier to spot hazards, predict unsafe behaviours and take preventative action to protect workers.

    By Robert Leech, EcoOnline on 29 April 2024

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    Lone worker monitoring technology: is it for safety or surveillance?

    As businesses make increasing use of safety monitoring to minimise the risks associated with lone working, consideration must be given to the impact on workers. Concerns that safety monitoring measures will be used for performance management purposes may well increase rather than alleviate health and safety risks.

    By Hayden Singh, Pinsent Masons on 03 May 2024

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    Out in the field: why lone worker monitoring is key

    People working away from a fixed base out in the field may need to quickly summon assistance in an emergency, but it’s important to choose the right communications and alarm technology for their needs.

    By Rebecca Pick, Pick Protection on 26 April 2024

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    Why we need to harness new technology to prevent noise-induced hearing loss

    It is 50 years this year since I started an engineering apprenticeship with Black Country-based GKN Sankey, to be told upon walking into a very noisy high-speed blanking and piercing shop (with power presses running at 400 blows per minute), “don’t worry son, you’ll get used to it”.

    By Neal Hill, consultant and member of UKHCA on 11 March 2024

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    Why personalised noise monitoring is critical for preventing noise-induced hearing loss

    Intelligent hearing protection technology is now available that provides personalised data about an individual’s noise exposure, making it easier to both spot workers at greatest risk of hearing damage and identify ways of reducing noise exposure.

    By Neal Muggleton, Minuendo on 11 March 2024

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    How smart hearing protection is driving reductions in noise exposure at work

    Smart hearing protection technology can provide feedback to workers on harmful noise levels and identify noise sources overlooked by conventional workplace risk assessments, as shown by recent research on the HS2 railway construction project.

    By Dr David Greenberg, Eave on 06 March 2024