Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a significant role in day-to-day life with the advancement in technology. Whether you talk about web searches or the decision to watch a TV show, AI is already everywhere you can think of. Moreover, AI is also revolutionizing workplace safety by bringing great improvements in business processes. Many industries are working with dangerous gasses, chemicals and machines. So, AI can help to reduce accidents and improve job safety in such businesses. Let us find below how AI can help in building a safe workplace:
Human Error Reduction
The main reason behind most workplace injuries is human error. One tiny mistake from you can lead to human lives at risk. Maximum injuries occur due to stress and fatigue in workers. But AI can not make such mistakes because of its never-tiring potency. Moreover, the Machine Learning (ML) model and IoT can accurately identify hazardous places and workers’ fatigue. Then it can alert supervisors about potential dangers in advance.
Nowadays, businesses are adopting different security technologies like cameras, badge readers, IoT facility monitors and many others. It allows them to get data that helps to maintain the workplace secure for workers. Artificial Intelligence identifies data abnormality to support workplace safety. AI also allows companies to process data quickly and identify anomalies.
Automating Dangerous Tasks
ML and AI make robots more accurate during their production phase. AI can use robots and automation to finish dangerous tasks in hazardous places. Robots can complete human tasks easily by entering hazardous environments and sending reports to you in a safe area.
For instance, nowadays, people use drones in the construction industry to inspect and evaluate worksites. Moreover, drones can easily find errors that humans can not detect. So, drones make job inspection easier and safer.
Employee Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence
AI uses IoT sensors to track workers on different levels. Also, it is showing exceptional results in stopping viruses from spreading. For instance, if any employee is COVID-19 positive, managers can track the data and look for people who came close to that infectious worker. In this way, firms can identify viruses to spread.
However, employee monitoring can make a workplace safe in the following other ways:
- Track location of a worker
- Reduce injuries
- Monitor worker’s vital signs
- Inform workers about hazards
One of the serious issues in every company is workplace harassment. Out of 5, 3 women experience sexual harassment at their offices. AI can help companies there too. It can check such issues and identify the person responsible. Moreover, AI uses natural language processing (NLP) to scan different files and emails for inappropriate phrases. Then, it automatically sends an alert to the manager.
Another reason for workplace injuries is faulty tools and machines. As a result, many people experience horrific injuries and lose their lives every year. AI can play a significant role by identifying devices that are not working properly. Then, it proposes the best solutions for them.
To prevent the business from struggling, a company must heighten workplace safety in the above-mentioned ways. Artificial Intelligence completely empowers organizations to identify abnormalities and take preventive measures in time.